IPL 2021: Kane Williamson Replaces David Warner as Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Captain
SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) has named Kane Williamson as their new captain for the remainder of the Indian Premier League 2021. SRH was led by David Warner in their first six games of the season. They have had a disappointing start to the tournament, losing five out of their first six matches. “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,” SRH said in a press release on Saturday.
“The 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 said in a statement.
“The team management has also made the decision that they will be changing their overseas combination for tomorrow's match against Rajasthan Royals,” it further added.
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— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) May 1, 2021
On the other hand, Kane Williamson had missed the first few matches of the ongoing season due to an elbow injury. The right-hander has been in sublime form and had also scored an unbeaten knock of 66 runs against Delhi Capitals to help his team level the score. Furthermore, Williamson had scored a little cameo of 26 runs from 10 balls in the previous match of the franchise.
Warner, on the other side, had struggled to get going as he trudged to 57 runs off 55 balls against CSK. The franchise has also announced that they will change their overseas players in their next match against Rajasthan Royals.