A side comprising several utility players, Sunrisers Hyderabad finally witnessed their Eureka moment last year where they won their maiden IPL title under the captaincy of David Warner. The side might not boast of big-hitters, but the team believes in delivering as a unit and is now a major threat for all the franchises.
Warner led the team brilliantly last year, where he provided them with solid starts with numerous half-centuries. Shikhar Dhawan and Yuvraj Singh are two senior members of the squad and a lot will depend on these two in the new season as well.
Captain: David Warner
Coach: Tom Moody
Best performance: Winner of 2016 and 2013 play-off
Squad: David Warner, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mustafizur Rahman, Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson, Ricky Bhui, Tanmay Agarwal, Ashish Nehra, Barinder Singh Sran, Siddarth Kaul, Abhimanyu Mithun, Ben Laughlin, Mohammed Siraj, Rashid Khan, Praveen Tambe, Yuvraj Singh, Moises Henriques, Ben Cutting, Bipul Sharma, Vijay Shankar, Deepak Hooda, Mohammad Nabi, Chris Jordan, Naman Ojha, Eklavya, Dwivedi
Players to watch out for: David Warner, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mustafizur Rahman, Ashish Nehra, Moises Henriques, Rashid Khan.