Sunrisers Hyderabad appointed Kane Williamson as their captain for the IPL 2018. Sunrisers CEO K. Shanmugam announced Williamson as their captain just after debarring of David Warner, who was the main victim of Bowl tampering scandal. For the captaincy, Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan and Manish Pandey were also in this race with NZ skipper Kane Williamson. Presently Williamson is leading the New Zealand team against England tour, and they have won the first test already. Williamson has not an excellent record in IPL, Even he is not a regular player of Sunrisers Hyderabad, but still, team management thinks that he can lead Hyderabad in the IPL 2018.
Sunrisers Hyderabad New captain Williamson tweet I’ve accepted the role to stand in as captain for this season,” Williamson said on Twitter. “It’s an exciting opportunity with a talented group of players. I look forward to the challenges ahead.” It is declared just One day after David Warner and Steve Smith were banned for 12 months for their victim role in the ball-tampering scandal, Following Cricket Australia’s sanctions on the two players, IPL Chief Rajeev Shukla also announced that both would not be allowed to feature in the league this season.
Kane Williamson has been appointed as captain of SunRisers Hyderabad for IPL 2018. pic.twitter.com/b5SMK8086U
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) March 29, 2018
Sunrisers wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha had earlier said that the squad was strong enough to cope without the explosive and influential Warner. Warner, in a tweet, had acknowledged that “mistakes have been made that has damaged cricket”. The Australia opener, along with fellow-accused Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft, was asked to leave South Africa by Cricket Australia. The New Zealand Skipper Williamson made his IPL debut against Chennai Super Kings in the 205 edition, and has since played 15 games, scoring 411 runs including three fifties with at a batting average of 31.62 and a strike rate of 129.25. Williamson has failed to paste his place in the playing XI as the franchise has mostly played bowlers as part of their foreign player quota, has been associated with the franchise since 2015.