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IPL 2018: Shikhar Dhawan likely to replace David Warner as Sunrisers Hyderabad captain

Shikhar Dhawan may replace David Warner as the Sunrisers Hyderabad captain in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018. Kane Williamson is the other option for the franchise.

cricket Updated: Mar 29, 2018 14:31 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, New Delhi
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Shikhar Dhawan is likely to take over the Sunrisers Hyderabad captaincy in IPL 2018 after David Warner stepped down from the role.(PTI)

Senior opener Shikhar Dhawan may be back as captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad after David Warner was barred by the BCCI from this edition of Indian Premier League in the wake of ball tampering scandal.

With Warner gone, Dhawan being a certainty in the XI and the senior-most player in the set-up is likely to lead the side. Dhawan had earlier led the erstwhile Deccan Chargers and later Sunrisers Hyderabad during earlier seasons.

Also the IPL captains need to have a certain amount of stature which adds to their brand value. Dhawan is the only candidate apart from warner in the current Sunrisers set-up.

The other possible candidate could be Kane Williamson but he might not be a certainty in the playing XI. As far as the replacement is concerned, New Zealand’s Luke Ronchi looks a probable candidate after his good show in the Pakistan Super League for the Islamabad franchise. He scored a half-century in the final.

First Published: Mar 29, 2018 09:40 IST