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Dhawan to lead Sunrisers Hyderabad in CLT20

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

Batting sensation will captain Sunrisers in this year's Champions League Twenty20 cricket tournament to begin on Tuesday.

The left-handed opener has been entrusted with the responsibility after Sri Lankan veteran Kumar Sangakkara decided to play for his home side Kandurata Maroons in upcoming tournament.

"Meet the new #SRH Captain for #CLT20! Utho, Chalo, Let's #RiseUp!" read a post on Sunrisers team's Twitter handle today with Dhawan's picture below it.

Dhawan will lead the outfit which boasts of players like former skipper Darren Sammy, J P Duminy, Dale Steyn, Cameron White etc.

Dhawan has been in phenomenal form ever since scoring a blistering 187 on his Test debut against in Mohali.

Dhawan, who missed the first seven matches of th is year's Indian League due to a hand injury sustained in the Mohali Test, was the leading run-getter for Sunrisers, scoring 311 runs in 10 matches at 38.87.

First Published: Sat, September 14 2013. 20:00 IST