IPL 2018: Kane Williamson appointed captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad

After David Warner was barred from participating in the upcoming 11th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson was appointed as captain of the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Thursday.

“We are happy to announce Kane Williamson as the captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad for IPL 2018,” K Shanmugam, CEO, Sunrisers Hyderabad, said on Thursday.

Commenting on his appointment, the Kiwi batsman said,”I’ve accepted the role to stand in as captain for this season. It’s an exciting opportunity with a talented group of players. I look forward to the challenges ahead.”

Significantly, Warner, along with Australia skipper Steve Smith, were handed a one-year ban by Cricket Australia (CA) for their role in the ball-tampering act.
SRH will open their IPL 2018 campaign against Rajasthan Royals on April 9.



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