The Sunrisers Hyderabad are a strong team that have clinched top spots in the IPL. Having a back-to-back title in the IPL is a matter of impossible odds, something the Sunrisers Hyderabad will attempt to accomplish in this year’s season. Right from the start of IPL, Deccan Chargers back then, had given immense hopes with a brilliant team but couldn’t do much of an impact. However, they bounced back strongly in 2009 and lifted their maiden title in South Africa.
2008: The beige and black combo gave the-then Deccan Chargers the worst possible luck. The beginning of the ‘never wear black on the field’ mania and the start of a major need to replan and change the team and jersey. Even though they had the best possible team that time, they couldn’t replicate it.
2009: In 2009, the team changed to navy blue and a striking new charging bull logo, a symbol of power, dominance and aggression. They also replaced coach Robin Singh with Darren Lehmann and VVS Laxman with Adam Gilchrist as the skipper. The complete rebranding gave them a win in the 2009 IPL title and possibly the most saluted comeback in IPL history.
2010: The 2010 jersey was also navy blue, with white shoulder stripes and Idea as the front sponsor. Puma headlined the design, with a clean look and white borders.
2011: UltraTech Cement and Deccan Chronicle occupied large positions in the front and back of this jersey, respectively. The jerseys, produced by Puma, were 100 percent polyester with advanced ventilation to prevent overheating. The patented moisture management technology ensured the players remained dry on the field, with all the moisture absorbed by the fibers of the jersey.
2012: Emirates and Jaypee Cement occupied the front and back sponsor space on the jersey. The colours remained navy blue and almost all the design aspects except the sponsor spaces remained the same.
2013: This year’s jersey, the first of Sunrisers Hyderabad (designed by Puma), utilized the logo and created a giant eagle at the abdomen. The upper part of the jersey is covered in gray. The eagle is similar to a giant rising phoenix and the art showcased symbolizes a daring leap from the otherwise mainstream jerseys of the Deccan Chargers.
2014: The WH Smith sponsored jerseys were the first to introduce the ‘glowing sunrise’ type design. The top shoulders were gold and the sides + sleeves were black. The team was in still in its booming years, owing to a good start the previous year when they made it to the playoffs. The team played well but only managed a 6th place.
2015: The jersey this year changed in terms of colours, the orange and yellow gave way to a lighter tone of the same colours. Red FM became the primary sponsors, moving from the left chest (in the previous year) to the centre space.
2016: The Ultratech Cement sponsored jerseys had a more distinct division of black and the fading glow separated by a gold strip on the sides. The sunrise glow had red instead of orange at the top. The team did a stunning job in their new jerseys and came out right on top as champions in this IPL.
2017: The 2017 jerseys of the current IPL retained the flavour of last year owing to their good fortune. The team seems to be keeping ahead of the game. UltraTech Cement continues on as sponsors and Red FM 93.5 takes over from Idea.