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IPL: Kane returns home after the demise of his grandmother


Sunrisers Hyderabad have been handed a huge blow as their skipper Kane Williamson will not be available for the team’s next match against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) which is to be held today at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

IPL: Kane returns home after the demise of his grandmother
Kane Williamson

The Kiwis batsman returned home (New Zealand) owing to a personal tragedy as his grandmother passed away. In his absence, pace bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar is expected to shoulder the responsibility to lead the side. As the table stands, Sunrisers are placed in the middle in this edition’s Indian Premier League (IPL) with as many as five victories from nine matches.

Sunrisers might be carrying the infamous record of losing to CSK in four consecutive games last season, but this time around, they came up with a good gameplan to outclass them at home venue, Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad.

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Going by the form, the Orange army tasted some good wins in their last two matches while the CSK just lost to RCB by 1 run in the previous match.

Sunrisers would be looking forward to making a double over CSK. But beating CSK at their home is not that easy but Sunrisers have enough ingredients to pull off something spectacular like the first leg.

Kane Williamson would be back into the team for the match against the Steve Smith-led Rajasthan Royals (RR) on April 27 according to reports in Sportstar. Earlier, the Kiwi skipper couldn’t play a few matches as he came into the cash-rich IPL with a back injury which he sustained earlier.

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