“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.