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Michael Vaughan says SRH should retain Kane Williamson next year
By SMCS - Oct 7, 2021 2:40 pm
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Former England captain Michael Vaughan has shared that Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) mustn’t let go of their captain Kane Williamson before next year’s mega auction as he believes every T20 side needs a player like him.

Michael Vaughan
Michael Vaughan

While speaking at Cricbuzz Live, Vaughan said that he would never get rid of a player like Kane Williamson as well. He further added that apart from his skills as a batter, the captain brings his brilliant tactical nous to the table too.

Vaughan said in this regard: “I won’t get rid of Kane Williamson. I just think he offers so much. Even when he is not scoring runs, in and around the group he offers plenty with his mindset. He is a very very smart and clever captain. Of course in T20 cricket you need players who can smash it out of the ground, but I still think in every side, there is one position you need a Kane Williamson, players who can maneuver the ball. When the pitches start to deteriorate, you need a player like Kane Williamson.”

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Notably, Sunrisers Hyderabad has had a rather forgettable IPL campaign this year, where they have already got out of the playoffs race. Although Williamson failed to leave a mark both as a batsman or captain this season, his contribution for the past few years has been immense as well. His finest performance for the Sunrisers Hyderabad was in 2018 when he not only scored more than 700+ runs but also led the team to the final.

rashid khan
Rashid Khan

Apart from Kane Williamson, Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan is the other player of Sunrisers Hyderabad who will most likely to be retained by the franchise. And, former Australian cricketer Lisa Sthalekar has said that Khan should be the No.1 pick for any T20 team considering his all-round abilities.

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She said: “He (Rashid Khan) is the No.1 pick, isn’t he? Out of all the T20 players, he is the guy that you want in your team because of what he can bowl in the middle period. He has bowled in the powerplay, and he has produced the goods. There are players that have their soul embedded in the franchise, and for Rashid Khan, it certainly is with Hyderabad.”