- Kane Williamson has been named as the new SRH captain for IPL 2018 season
- Williamson has stepped in as the new SRH Captain 2018 after David Warner stood down and had his IPL contract suspended by the BCCI
In a rather surprising move by the IPL franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), Kane Williamson has been named as the new SRH captain 2018 for the upcoming Indian Premier League season. Williamson replaces David Warner who stepped down as the SRH Captain 2018 following the ball tampering scandal which has rocked the Australian and world cricket in last few days.
Sunrisers Hyderabad CEO K Shanmugam released a statement earlier today confirming Williamson’s appointment as the new SRH captain for IPL 2018 which read: “We are happy to happy to announce Kane Williamson as the new captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad for IPL 2018.”
Kane Williamson was quick to respond to the news and 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 challenge ahead.”
Sunrisers Hyderabad were unsure of signing Williamson at the IPL 2018 auction but managed to get him for INR 3 Cr and they must be thanking their stars as it could turn out to be the most important Kane Willamson IPL campaign for the Kiwi batsman and the franchise as a whole.
Williamson replaces Warner as the new SRH captain for IPL 2018
Following the David Warner ball tampering scandal, the Australian opener and former 2-time IPL Orange Cap winner stepped down as the Sunrisers Hyderabad captain leaving the IPL franchise to name their new captain. Shikhar Dhawan and Manish Pandey were touted as the possible candidates for SRH captain 2018, however, Tom Moody and the franchise have gone with a safer option and have named Kane Williamson as the new SRH Captain 2018.
Williamson is regarded as one of the finest captains of this era and his tactical understanding of the game will give SRH an edge over the other IPL franchise who have gone with Indian players as their captain for the IPL 2018 season. Kane Williamson SRH captain joins the likes of MS Dhoni (CSK captain 2018), Virat Kohli (RCB Captain 2018), Rohit Sharma (MI Captain 2018) and Gautam Gambhir (DD Captain 2018) who are the finest captains of IPL 2018 season.
After that Ajinkya Rahane (RR Captain 2018), Ravi Ashwin (KXIP Captain 2018), Dinesh Karthik (KKR Captain 2018) are all untested in the IPL captaincy and that is where naming Kane Williamson SRH captain for IPL 2018 could give Sunrisers a massive tactical edge in those matches. Naming Dhawan as SRH captain 2018, however, would have given the IPL fans a chance to see all 8 Indian captains for the upcoming which would have the first instance since the inception of Indian Premier League back in 2008.
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