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David Warner Hints SRH Will Be Reataining Kane Williamson As Their Captain
By CricShots - Nov 16, 2021 11:56 am
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Veteran Australian opener, David Warner has dropped an indirect hint regarding Kane Williamson’s fate in the 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Back in 2018, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) reached the final under Williamson’s captaincy but they lost to the Chennai Super Kings (CSK). In that season, Warner wasn’t a part of the team due to the ball-tampering saga in Cape Town earlier in March. Once Warner came back to the team, Williamson went was warming the benches and was in and out of the eleven.

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David Warner

However, Kane Williamson was appointed as the full-time captain of SRH after Warner didn’t quite have the best of seasons in 2021. SRH ended IPL 2021 at the bottom of the points table with three wins and a poor net run rate of -0.545. Warner and Williamson recently faced off in the final of the T20 World Cup 2021 between Australia and New Zealand. Both batters scored half-centuries, but Williamson’s 48-ball 85 went in vain.

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Meanwhile, David Warner reckoned that Kane may well resume his duties for the Orange Army in the upcoming season as well.  Replying to a comment on Instagram, Warner wrote: “@yaazey6 make sure you keep supporting as my friend Kane will still be there, please.”

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David Warner gave a hint of SRH to retain Kane Williamson

Ahead of the 2021 season, David Warner was the batting mainstays in the Sunrisers’ lineup. But to his dismay, not only did he lose the captaincy, but was also sidelined from the playing XI. In the UAE leg of IPL 2021, Jason Roy was seen opening the innings for SRH, although the move didn’t make much of a difference.

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As far as Williamson is concerned, West Indies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite said that SRH may give the Kiwis’ skipper a chance to lead the team again. Brathwaite also said that the Sunrisers will be expected to undergo a complete overhaul after how they performed in 2021.

Brathwaite had said, “SRH may want Kane Williamson to captain. Rashid Khan is a certainty. I certainly want Jason Holder to be a part of the mix as well. Having been a part of the franchise, one thing that the franchise has missed for a number of years is a reliable all-rounder.”