Hyderabad Team – The Giant Killers


Team Hyderabad Introduction

The winner of the Indian T20 Premier League in the year 2016, Hyderabad is one side that can never be under-estimated. Once led by David Warner, and currently led by Pat Cummins, Hyderabad hasn’t always looked the most potent side on paper but always punched above its weight in the league. The Hyderabad side made its first appearance in the league in 2013, and has since reached the playoff sixes times in total. The franchise lifted the trophy in 2016 under the captaincy of Warner and finished as runners-up in 2018. The Southern giants do not have many big names but makes sure each player is backed to the hilt. It finished in third place in 2020 and has since been performing underwhelmingly. They finished last in 2021, eighth in 2022 and right at the bottom in 2023.

Hyderabad Team Origin: The Hyderabad team was founded in 2012 and made its first appearance in the league in 2013. The team plays all of its home matches at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, in Uppal.

Team Owners: The Hyderabad team is owned by Kalanithi Maran of the Sun TV Network

Team’s Last Year Glimpse: After finishing eighth in 2022, the team was expected to bounce back stronger in 2023. However, the team performed even worse in 2023, finishing as the wooden spooners.

Where the team currently stands: Hyderabad will start their 2024 campaign against Kolkata on March 23 under their new captain Pat Cummins.

Team’s ex-captains, Current Coaches, Home Ground: Kumar Sangakkara was the first Hyderabad captain in 2013, but Cameron White replaced him after only nine matches. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shikhar Dhawan, Daren Sammy, Kane Williamson, David Warner and Aiden Markram have all led this franchise. Pat Cummins is the current captain of Hyderabad.

Tom Moody was the head coach of the Hyderabad team from 2013 to 2019 before Trevor Bayliss took over the reins for the 2020 season. Brian Lara also served in the head coach’s role before Daniel Vettori took over for the 2024 season. Hemang Badani is the team’s batting coach, while Dale Steyn is the fast bowling coach and Muttiah Muralitharan is the spin bowling coach.

Team Hyderabad IPL 2024 players –

Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Aiden Markram (c), Marco Jansen, Rahul Tripathi, Washington Sundar, Glenn Phillips, Sanvir Singh, Heinrich Klaasen, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mayank Agarwal, T. Natarajan, Anmolpreet Singh, Mayank Markande, Upendra Singh Yadav, Umran Malik, Nitish Kumar Reddy, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Shahbaz Ahmed , Travis Head, Wanindu Hasaranga, Pat Cummins, Jaydev Unadkat, Akash Singh, Jhathavedh Subramanyan. 

Top Auctioned Players of 2024: 

Pat Cummins – Rs. 20.50 crore

Travis Head – Rs. 6.80 crore

Wanindu Hasaranga – Rs. 1.5 crore

Jaydev Unadkat – Rs. 1.60 crore

Akash Singh – Rs. 20 lakh

Indian T20 League Schedule 2024 for Hyderabad Team

Kolkata vs Hyderabad – 23rd March – Kolkata

Hyderabad vs Mumbai – 27th March – Hyderabad

Gujarat vs Hyderabad – 31th March – Ahmedabad

Hyderabad vs Chennai – 5th April – Hyderabad

Things to Know & Facts about the Hyderabad team

Hyderabad has won the Indian T20 Premier League once (2016) and finished runner-up once (2018). 

David Warner is the highest run-scorer for Hyderabad in the league. He has scored 4014 runs for the franchise in 95 innings.

David Warner holds the record for winning the most Orange Caps in the T20 League’s history (3).

Hyderabad’s highest score came against Bangalore – 231/2. Their lowest score in the league is against Mumbai – 96 all out against Mumbai.

In 2018, Warner was replaced by Kane Williamson as the captain after being involved in a ball-tampering controversy with the Australian team. That same season, Hyderabad reached the finals, losing to Chennai. They lost to Chennai all the three times they played against them that season.

Past Performance of Hyderabad in T20 Premier League

Hyderabad used to be one of the most consistent teams in the T20 League and qualified for the playoffs six seasons, but they have been uninspiring in the last three seasons.




Lost to Rajasthan in Eliminator


Finished sixth on the points table, failed to qualify for playoffs


Finished sixth on the points table, failed to qualify for playoffs




Lost to Kolkata in Eliminator




Lost to Delhi in Eliminator


Lost to Delhi in Qualifier 2


Finished last on the points table


Finished eighth on the points table


Finished 10th on the points table


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Who is the captain of the Hyderabad team?

Pat Cummins is currently leading the Hyderabad team.

Which is the home ground of Hyderabad?

Hyderabad plays all of its matches at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Uppal. Dr. Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA–VDCA Cricket Stadium is the second home ground of Hyderabad. 

What is the winning count of Hyderabad at the home ground?

The Hyderabad team has played matches at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, out of which it has won 31 games.

How many times did Hyderabad win the T20 Premier League finals?

Hyderabad won the Indian T20 League once in 2016.

Who has won the Purple Cap in Hyderabad?

Bhuvneshwar Kumar won the Purple Cap for Hyderabad twice in 2016 (23 wickets) and 2017 (26 wickets). 

Who has won the Orange Cap in Hyderabad?

David Warner has won the Orange Cap for Hyderabad a record three times in 2015 (562 runs), 2017 (641 runs), and 2019 (692 runs). Kane Williamson was the winner of the Orange Cap in 2018 with 692 runs in the season.

IPL 2024: Five players from Team Hyderabad to watch out for

Pat Cummins: Returning to the IPL with a massive price tag of Rs 20.5 crore, Cummins brings leadership acumen and bowling experience to the table. He will be looking to guide the team to their 2nd IPL title, drawing from his success with the Australian team at the recent ODI World Cup. 

Travis Head: With valuable international experience, Head returns to the IPL after eight years. Having played for Bangalore in the past, he adds depth to the batting lineup with his ability to score runs consistently.

Shahbaz Ahmad: A utility player known for his contributions with both bat and ball, Ahmad brings versatility to the Hyderabad squad. His experience with RCB and decent numbers make him a valuable asset for the team.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar: Despite losing his spot in the Indian team, Kumar remains a key figure in Hyderabad’s bowling unit. His recent performances in domestic tournaments, including the UPT20 and Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, highlight his form and ability to take wickets consistently. With 170 wickets in IPL history, Kumar brings experience and skill to the franchise.

Mayank Agarwal: Mayank Agarwal has been a dependable option in the IPL and has proven himself on the biggest stage. In IPL 2023, Mayank played 10 matches, scoring 270 runs with a high score of 83 and maintaining an average of 27 runs.


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