Sunrisers Hyderabad have declared David Warner as their captain for the upcoming IPL that begins on March 29. Warner takes over from Kane Williamson, who led the side in 2018 and 2019. Williamson was named captain in 2018 after Warner had been banned from partaking in that season of the competition in the aftermath of Australia’s ball-altering discussion, which happened before the beginning of the league that year.
Williamson led the Sunrisers to the final in 2018, where they lost to the Chennai Super Kings in Mumbai and was the competition’s leading scorer with a tally of 735. A year ago, the Sunrisers lost to the Delhi Capitals in the eliminator, after completing fourth on the points table.
Warner had before captained the side somewhere in the range of 2015 and 2017 and had led them to the title win in 2016. Warner has led the Sunrisers in 45 matches overall, with 26 successes and a success misfortune ratio of 1.368. Williamson, in comparison, led the side to 14 wins in 26 matches with a success misfortune ratio of 1.272.
With Williamson, not the captain any longer and Warner a sure starter, the Sunrisers have the option of turning their abroad players for the other three slots in the XI. They as of now have coordinate victors Jonny Bairstow, Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan in their squad and Mitchell Marsh, Fabian Allen and Billy Stanlake among the other non-Indian names. When Williamson was captain, they had to pick Warner and Williamson in the top order, leaving just two abroad slots open.