The 2024 season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will forever be etched in the hearts of Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) fans as a testament to resilience, strategic acumen, and pure cricketing excellence. Rising from the depths of disappointment in IPL 2023, where they finished 10th, SRH made an inspiring comeback to not only qualify for the final but also clinch several prestigious awards. Here’s a look back at what made this season extraordinary for the Orange Army.

SRH winning Awards

The Road to Redemption

The 2023 IPL season was a challenging one for SRH. Finishing at the bottom of the table was a wake-up call for the franchise, prompting a strategic overhaul and renewed focus on team cohesion and performance. The 2024 season saw SRH making significant changes in their squad, management, and approach, leading to a remarkable transformation.

Awards and Accolades

Runner Up

SRH’s journey to the final was nothing short of spectacular. Their consistent performances throughout the league stages and knockout rounds showcased their mettle and determination. Although they fell short in the final, the title of runner-up is a proud achievement and a testament to their hard work and resilience.

Fair Play Award

Cricket is not just about winning matches, it’s also about upholding the spirit of the game. SRH’s players and management exhibited exemplary sportsmanship throughout the season, earning them the coveted Fair Play Award. This accolade is a reflection of their commitment to playing the game with integrity and respect.

Best Pitch and Ground: Hyderabad

The Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad was recognized for having the best pitch and ground conditions in IPL 2024. This award is a tribute to the excellent work done by the ground staff and the franchise to maintain top-notch facilities for both players and spectators.

Most Sixes: Abhishek Sharma

Abhishek Sharma emerged as a powerhouse for SRH, finishing the season with the 42 most sixes. His aggressive batting style and ability to clear the boundaries with ease provided SRH with crucial runs and electrified the fans. Abhishek’s performance was a key factor in many of SRH’s victories this season.

Most Fours: Travis Head

Travis Head’s contribution with the bat was instrumental for SRH. Leading the charts for the 64 most fours, Head’s ability to find the gaps and accumulate runs consistently made him a vital cog in the SRH batting lineup. His elegant stroke play and reliable performances were a delight to watch.

Emerging Player: Nitish Kumar Reddy

The future of SRH looks bright with the emergence of Nitish Kumar Reddy. Named the Emerging Player of the season, Nitish showcased his immense potential with both bat and ball. His performances have not only won matches for SRH but also earned him a place in the hearts of cricket fans.

A Season to Remember

The 2024 IPL season has been a rollercoaster ride for SRH. From strategic changes to on-field performances, the Orange Army demonstrated what it means to bounce back stronger. The combination of experienced players and emerging talents, backed by a dedicated support staff, turned the tide in favor of SRH.

The journey from finishing last in 2023 to making it to the finals in 2024 is an inspiring story of determination and teamwork. The awards and accolades are a testament to their hard work and the unwavering support of their fans. As the Orange Army celebrates their successes and learns from their challenges, one thing is clear – SRH is back, stronger and more determined than ever.

Here’s to the Orange Army – may they continue to soar higher in the seasons to come!

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