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Players who can replace Kane Williamson as SRH captain

Who can replace Kane Williamson as SRH captain?

After two back-to-back forgettable seasons for the Sunrisers Hyderabad side, the franchise decided to leave their skipper Kane Williamson and make a fresh start with a new captain of a new season. Let us look at Who can replace Kane Williamson as SRH captain?

Williamson, who was appointed as SRH’s full time skipper ahead of IPL 2021, was unable to lead his side to glory, even in those two years the Orange Army finished at last places of the league.

Apart from team’s performance, the skipper himself was failed to score crucial runs for his side, which was remained one of the main reasons behind their failure in past two seasons.

Kane Williamson was only able 216 runs in 13 games he played in 2022 at an average of just 19.64 and a strike way below 100, which is unacceptable in T20Is, especially while you are batting at no.3 position.

He did bit well in the 2021 season though, having scored 266 runs in 10 games. But that also wasn’t enough to hand his side some chances to reach the playoffs.

SRH before 2021

The case, however, was not the same for the SRH side before 2021, as after winning the 2016 season. They were on a roll for the next 4 years, as were one of the toughest teams to beat in IPL.

They reached playoffs in 2017, played finals in 2018, and made entries in playoffs in both the 2019 and 2020.

Point to be noted here was, Williamson was the captain of team SRH in Warner’s absence for the season and team reached the finals.

Kane Williamson won the Orange Cap in IPL 2018 

Not to mention he won the orange cap for that season after scoring 735 runs in 17 matches at an average of over 52 while maintaining a strike-rate nearly over 142.

But Captain Kane Williamson’s future was a subject of discussion for the SRH management after two consecutive debacle. And as a result they showed no interest in retaining him for the IPL 2023. Which vacated the captaincy spot in the camp.

With IPL mini-auction is round the corner, there are plenty of players. Who holds the reputation of handling the side in pressure with and SRH. At this point of time need a player of this calibre only.

Top players, Who can replace Kane Williamson as SRH captain for IPL 2023?

Ben Stokes

Ben Stokes is a proven leader and a brilliant all-rounder. On top of that, he is having plenty of IPL experience under his belt. Which makes him the perfect choice to lead the SRH side.

The test skipper of the new aggressive English team is listed with 2cr. Tag, but SRH have all money to get him. After all they are having the biggest purse right now with INR 42.25 Cr.

Mayank Agarwal

Rishabh Pant is undoubtedly in the running even though he is ranked second to Pandya in the hierarchical order. The opening batter has led the Punjab Kings side in the 2022 season with mixed result.

But his record as a batter and also his captaincy skills will be a plus point. For the Sunrisers team which are looking for in a captain.

Players Retained: Abdul Samad, Aiden Markram, Rahul Tripathi, Glenn Phillips, Abhishek Sharma, Marco Jansen, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kartik Tyagi, T Natarajan, Umran Malik, Fazalhaq Farooqi

Players Released: Kane Williamson, Nicholas Pooran, Jagadeesha Suchith, Priyam Garg, Ravikumar Samarth, Romario Shepherd, Saurabh Dubey, Sean Abbott, Shashank Singh, Shreyas Gopal, Sushant Mishra, Vishnu Vinod

Vineet Vashisht
Vineet Vashisht
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