Kane Williamson of New Zealand will lead SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Season 11 as he was named stand-in captain for the season in place of disgraced Australian David Warner, the franchise tweeted on Thursday, quoting CEO K. Shanmugam. "We are happy to announce Kane Williamson as the captain of SunRisers Hyderabad for IPL 2018," Shanmugam said.
Williamson has accepted the post and the tweet also includes his message.
"I have accepted the role to stand in as captain this season. It's an exciting opportunity with a talented group of players. I look forward to the challenges ahead," Williamson said.
Kane Williamson has been appointed as captain of SunRisers Hyderabad for IPL 2018. pic.twitter.com/b5SMK8086U— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) March 29, 2018
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday barred Warner and Steve Smith from participating in IPL Season 11.
The Indian cricket board announced its decision after Cricket Australia handed one-year bans to Warner and Smith for their involvement in ball-tampering.
"They (Cricket Australia) have banned two players and we are also barring these two players from this year's IPL," IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla told reporters.
"We wanted everything in our own hands. First, we waited for ICC's decision, after that Cricket Australia and then we decided on the matter," he said.
"The replacements will be made available to the two teams. We did not take any decision in haste, it was a well thought out decision," Shukla added.
- Kane Williamson will lead SunRisers Hyderabad in the IPL 2018
- Kane Williamson accepted the role of captain
- BCCI barred Warner and Smith from participating in IPL 11
|1||Virat Kohli India||935|
|2||Steven Smith Australia||919|
|3||Kane Williamson New Zealand||847|
|4||Joe Root England||835|
|5||David Warner Australia||812|
|1||James Anderson England||899|
|2||Kagiso Rabada South Africa||882|
|3||Vernon Philander South Africa||826|
|4||Ravindra Jadeja India||812|
|5||Trent Boult New Zealand||795|
|1||Virat Kohli||Virat Kohli||862|
|2||David Warner||David Warner||861|
|3||AB de Villiers||AB de Villiers||847|
|4||Joe Root||Joe Root||798|
|5||Kane Williamson||Kane Williamson||779|
|1||Josh Hazlewood||Josh Hazlewood||732|
|2||Imran Tahir||Imran Tahir||718|
|3||Mitchell Starc||Mitchell Starc||701|
|4||Kagiso Rabada||Kagiso Rabada||685|
|5||Sunil Narine||Sunil Narine||683|
|1||Aaron Finch Australia||891|
|2||Fakhar Zaman Pakistan||842|
|3||Lokesh Rahul India||812|
|4||Colin Munro New Zealand||801|
|5||Babar Azam Pakistan||765|
|1||Rashid Khan Afghanistan||793|
|2||Shadab Khan Pakistan||723|
|3||Ish Sodhi New Zealand||700|
|4||Yuzvendra Chahal India||685|
|5||Mitchell Santner New Zealand||665|
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