SRH appoint Williamson as captain
Sunrisers Hyderabad appointed New Zealand’s Kane Williamson as their new captain in the mid-way, replacing Australia’s David Warner.
This year’s edition of the Indian Premier League has successfully started amidst the COVID-19 second wave in India. Sunrisers Hyderabad, earlier led by David Warner are having a gloomy season so far as they have won only one game in the six games they played.
Following the continuous bad performances in the season, the franchise sacked Australia’s David Warner as the captain of the franchise. New Zealand’s Kane Williamson has been appointed as the new captain of the franchise and he will be leading the side from the next game, where they will play against Rajasthan Royals.
Sunrisers Hyderabad officially revealed the news with a statement through their official social media handles. David Warner is having a pretty decent season so far with the bat also. In the six innings, he scored 193 runs at 32.16 with a strike rate of 110.28. His knock in the last game against Chennai Super Kings went under criticism and the batsman himself accepted that completely it was his fault.
“SunRisers Hyderabad would like to announce that Kane Williamson will be taking over the captaincy for tomorrow’s match and for the remainder of IPL 2021. The team management has also made the decision that they will be changing their overseas combination for tomorrow’s match against Rajasthan Royals.
This decision has not come lightly as the management respects the enormous impact David Warner has had for the franchise over a number of years. As we face the remainder of the season we are sure David will continue to help us strive for success both on and off the field,” SRH team management quoted in the official statement.
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— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) May 1, 2021