Kane Williamson replaces David Warner as the skipper for remaining matches in IPL 2021 season
Kane Williamson replaces David Warner as SRH Skipper

Kane Williamson will be taking over the captaincy role of the Sunrisers Hyderabad side from David Warner for the remainder of IPL 2021, the franchise confirmed on Saturday.

Kane Williamson Replaces Warner

SRH took to their official Twitter handle to announce the news. The Twitter post reads as “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. The team management has also made the decision that they will be changing their overseas combination for tomorrow’s match against Rajasthan Royals.”

“This 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 holds the last position of the IPL 2021 points table with the only victory of the 6 matches played so far. SRH’s next game is against the Rajasthan Royals on Sunday and the overseas players combinations will also change for this game.

David Warner has not been able to get going like his usual self at the top of the order this year and has managed only 193 runs in 6 games.

Sehwag Suggested earlier

Earlier responding to a Cricbuzz question Virender Sehwag claims that Kane Williamson should take over the captaincy from David Warner for the remainder of the season

“Can be changed,” Sehwag said responding to Cricbuzz’s question over the swapping Warner with Williamson as captain. “Punjab (Punjab Kings) and Kolkata (Kolkata Knight Riders) have changed it in the past.”

“They (SRH) have faith in Warner, he has won them a title. He’s been leading them for 2-3 years. For me, Kane Williamson is the better option,”  he added.

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