Sunrisers Hyderabad represents the state of Hyderabad in the IPL. The franchise was founded in 2012 and replaced the now-defunct Deccan Chargers IPL from 2013 onwards. Even after 8 years since the franchise's IPL debut, SRH has been known as one of the most underrated teams in IPL history. Despite qualifying for the IPL playoffs last each of the last five IPL seasons, SRH and its performances always tend to slip under the radar, personifying the kind players and support staff group in the team.
The Orange Army, as they are usually called-as, has taken pride in their on-field performances in the IPL. In IPL 2016, Hyderabad lifted their maiden IPL trophy while fell short in the 2018 IPL final. SRH skipper David Warner has been one of their star performers along with important likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kane Williamson, and Rashid Khan over the past few years for SRH.
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SRH Owner – Who is the Owner of SRH in IPL 2021?
After Deccan Chargers ran bankrupt post the IPL 2012, Sunrisers Hyderabad overtook the team after making a winning bid of ₹85.05 crores (US$12 million) per year for a five-year deal. SRH is owned by Sun TV Network under the ownership of Kalanithi Maran, the Chairman and founder of SUN Group. Sun TV Network is one of India's biggest TV networks with 32 channels and 45 FM radio stations.
While the SRH owner has been spotted a few times during matches in the IPL, it is her daughter Kaviya Maran, who has been an active part in the working of the SRH as a franchise. Kaviya Maran, who is also the CEO of SRH, has also been seen at the IPL auction table for a few seasons in a row now. Kaviya is one of the biggest supporters of SRH and can be spotted at every SRH match during the IPL. At times, her pictures of cheering for SRH have gone viral on various social media platforms.
SRH Team Brand Value – Who Much Do SRH Owners Earn?
SRH is one of the most popular teams in the southern part of India. Despite not having a huge fan base, the team's ability to punch above their weights has helped the SRH owner make a commercial gain. However, like most IPL teams, the COVID-19 had a major impact on the revenues generated for SRH during the last IPL Season. The SRH brand value took a dip of nearly 4%.
SRH's brand value which was nearly $59.6 million in 2019 was estimated around $57.4 million in 2020. The 2020 IPL season being played behind closed doors without any fans had a major bearing on the decreased brand value for most IPL teams. However, if the SRH can continue to put weight behind their IPL performances, it won't be a surprise if the SRH owner is yet making huge profits in the upcoming few years of the IPL.