IPL 2021: Kane Williamson named new SRH skipper, David Warner dropped as captain due to team’s poor show

IPL 2021: Kane Williamson named new SRH skipper, David Warner dropped as captain due to team's poor show
IPL 2021: Kane Williamson named new SRH skipper, David Warner dropped as captain due to team's poor show

IPL 2021 – Kane Williamson named SRH Captain: Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) have named Kane Williamson as the new skipper for the remainder of Indian Premier League (IPL 2021). The decision comes on the eve of SRH’s match against Rajasthan Royals on Sunday, May 2 at Arun Jaitley stadium, Delhi.

The news was confirmed by the franchise through an official statement. The statement read, “Sunrisers Hyderabad would like to announce that Kane Williamson will be taking over the captaincy for tomorrow’s match and 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.”

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SRH New Captain: The statement further added, The 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.”

IPL 2021 – Kane Williamson named new skipper of Sunrisers Hyderabad:  Sunrisers Hyderabad can’t seem to get anything right at the moment. Whatever they opt for, turns against them. The Orange Army are currently languishing at the bottom of the table, managing just a solitary win from 6 games played so far.

IPL 2021 Teams Points Table

No. Teams Played Won Lost N/R Points NRR
1 Chennai Super Kings 6 5 1 0 10 +1.475
2 Delhi Capitals 7 5 2 0 10 +0.466
3 Royal Challengers Bangalore 7 5 2 0 10 -0.171
4 Mumbai Indians 6 3 3 0 6 +0.071
5 Punjab Kings 7 3 4 0 6 -0.264
6 Kolkata Knight Riders 7 2 5 0 4 -0.494
7 Rajasthan Royals 6 2 4 0 4 -0.690
8 Sunrisers Hyderabad 6 1 5 0 2 -0.264

 

IPL 2021 – Kane Williamson named SRH Captain: In SRH’s last match against Chennai Super Kings, the team won the toss and decided to bat first, something they had barely done in the tournament till then. The reasoning of captain David Warner was that they just wanted to change things around.

Williamson’s promotion comes a day after Warner said he took ‘responsibility for SRH’s loss against CSK’ their fifth defeat in six games. A game prior to that he had described Manish Pandey’s omission from the starting XI as a “harsh” call by the “selectors”.

Although he scored a half-century, Warner appeared a very frustrated figure while he batted in that match, unhappy with both his timing and the way he kept finding the Super Kings fielders instead of the gaps. Sunrisers somehow made it to 171 for 3 thanks to a fifty from Manish Pandey as well and some clever finishing from Williamson (26 off 10). But it did not prove anywhere near a competitive total.

“I take full responsibility. The way that I batted was obviously very slow,” Warner told host broadcaster Star Sports after the Sunrisers lost to the Super Kings by seven wickets. “I was hitting a lot of fielders and [was] very, very frustrated… Look I take full responsibility from a batting point of view. I felt [that with] Manish coming back into the team, the way that he batted was exceptional. And obviously Kane [Williamson] and Kedar [Jadhav] towards the back end there, they put some boundaries away and got us to a respectable total. I felt that we were probably just below par from where we were. But yeah look, at the end of the day, I’ll take full responsibility.”

IPL 2021: Kane Williamson named new SRH skipper; takes over reins from David Warner

Williamson has previously led Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2018 and 2019 seasons. He was named captain in 2018 after Warner had been banned as an aftermath of the Sandpapergate controversy.

Williamson top scored in the league with 735 runs in the team’s run to the final of the season. In 2019, Sunrisers bowed out at the Eliminator stage after finishing fourth in the standings