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IPL 2021: Williamson to replace Warner as skipper of SunRisers Hyderabad

The team management has also made a decision that it will change its overseas combination for tomorrow's match against Rajasthan Royals

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BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 

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announced on Saturday that Kane Williamson will replace David Warner as the skipper of the team for the rest of the Indian Premier League (IPL) season.

The decision may not come as a surprise to many as the franchise is languishing at the bottom of the points table with just one win under its belt out of the six games it played so far.

"The change has not come lightly as the management respects the enormous impact David Warner has had for the franchise over a number of years," SunRisers said in a statement.

"As we face the remainder of the season, we are sure that Warner will continue to help us strive for success both on and off the field," it said.

The team management has also made a decision that it will change its overseas combination for tomorrow's match against Rajasthan Royals.

The batting form of David Warner has been very poor so far in the tournament, given the standard he has set for himself over the years.

West Indies captain Jason Holder is likely to replace Warner in the playing XI. In his six innings, Warner scored 3, 54, 36, 37, 6 and 57.

Kane Williamson, also the captain of his international side New Zealand, is regarded as one of the modern-day greats in all three formats of the game.

(With inputs from PTI)

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First Published: Sat, May 01 2021. 15:38 IST