SRH’s first-ever playing XI in IPL: Where are they now?
The Sunrisers played their first game back in 2013.
Updated - Jan 14, 2022 10:01 am
The Indian Premier League has unbelievably leaped its presence and is the most celebrated sporting aspect of the country. It has seen plenty of teams representing the various parts of India since its inception in 2008. The team which first represented the “City of Pearls – Hyderabad” was the Deccan Chargers.
They were in the IPL from the inaugural edition and were also the title-winner in the second season of the IPL. The team was terminated in 2012 due to financial reasons. The franchise was then bought by the Sun group and renamed the team as Sunrisers Hyderabad.
The team played their inaugural match in 2013 against the Pune Warriors and won the match. The team had many star players who represented the side.
In the article, let us get down the memory lane to check the first-ever playing eleven of SRH and about their present whereabouts
1. Akshath Reddy
Akshath Reddy is an opening batter from the state of Hyderabad. His impressive domestic record earned him a place in the 2012’s Deccan chargers side and he was named in the Sunrisers’ squad for their team’s inaugural edition.
This 30-year-old batter opened the innings along with Parthiv Patel and made a calm 30-ball 27 in the first match. He has played a total of 12 IPL matches and has 164 runs to his name.
Reddy was then dropped from the team and eventually did not participate thereafter. He is still the opening batter of the Hyderabad side in the List A matches and has over five thousand first-class runs.