IPL 2020: Will the sun shine on Sunrisers Hyderabad this season
IPL 2020 is picking up pace as the competition moves on and several records are being set during the matches. In yesterday’s (September 23, 2020) match, Mumbai Indians won against Kolkata Night Riders, which was the first time any team has registered a 20-run win against one opponent at the IPL. The match also saw MI skipper Rohit Sharma score a blazing 80 runs off 54 balls. This season is already setting some interesting records and stats!
A relatively new team, Sunrisers Hyderabad replaced Deccan Chargers after the team announced bankruptcy. Sunrisers Hyderabad is owned by Sun TV Network’s Kalanithi Maran and entered the IPL in 2013. Over the years, the team has gained the reputation of being a great bowling side and has a strong ability of defending low totals.
Apart from 2014 and 2015 seasons, Sunrisers Hyderabad has managed to make it to the playoffs every year. The franchise won the IPL trophy in 2016.
For the 2020 season, the team has made some important changes and most importantly has retained David Warner who is not only their captain but also their highest run score and an extremely important asset for team.
Sunrisers Hyderabad are definitely a big contender for the title this year and hence have also attracted alot of sponsor attention. Their long list of official sponsors include JK Lakshmi Cement as Title Sponsors and also the likes of Jio, TCL, Nerolac, Dream 11 and Colgate.
In terms of engagement, the team has kept it simple. While the team has organized a few quizzes to keep the fans engaged, their social media team chooses to showcase behind the scenes posts to allow the fans to be a part of the team even more.
Here are some interesting posts by Sunrisers Hyderabad:
Sunrisers Hyderabad began the campaign with a loss to Royal Challengers Bangalore and the team will definitely be looking to avenge themselves in their upcoming match against Kolkata Night Riders.
This year, the IPL seems more unpredictable than ever and we've already seen some surprising results. Sunrisers are a strong team and definitely a contender for the title. However, will they be able to lift the cup the 2nd time in their history? Only time will tell!