IPL 2019: Sunrisers Hyderabad hint at Kane Williamson’s inclusion for match against DC
Williamson has been in and out of the SRH team.
Updated - Apr 5, 2019 1:32 pm
The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 will see the clash of two of the best batting sides in Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Delhi Capitals (DC) in the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in Delhi. Both the teams have played some amazing cricket, but their last two matches have been utterly contrasting.
SRH team has been boosted by the return of David Warner to the side, as he, along with new recruit Jonny Bairstow, has rewritten record books against Royal Challengers Bangalore. However, there has been a problem for them as their regular captain Kane Williamson is battling with a shoulder niggle, he had picked against Bangladesh back home and has played just one match so far, with Bhuvneshwar Kumar leading in his absence
Sunrisers Hyderabad hints at Kane Williamson’s inclusion for DC match
Kane Williamson was recently named the captain of the New Zealand ICC World Cup 2019 squad and he has been given enough rest to get fit given that David Warner has returned to the IPL fold and with him, experience at the top order has come back. Therefore, SRH is not really missing Kane Williamson with the bat or as a captain, with Warner guiding Bhuvneshwar well.
But before the clash against Delhi Capitals, Sunrisers Hyderabad posted an image of Kane Williamson on their official Twitter handle with the caption “The last time we played Delhi, Kane Williamson scored 83* off 53! Will we see more of it today? #OrangeArmy #RiseWithUs”
The last time we played Delhi, Kane Williamson scored 83* off 53!
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 4, 2019
This has fueled the fire that Kane Williamson might be available for this entertaining tie against Delhi Capitals. Sunrisers Hyderabad have won 2 matches out of 3 played and in their last match, decimated the Royal Challengers Bangalore by 118 runs. Warner and Bairstow added a record 185 runs for the first wicket and both scored a century in the same innings. RCB was routed by Mohammad Nabi who picked 4/11.
Delhi Capitals might want to make a comeback after their heartbreaking loss against the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) when they lost 7 wickets for 8 runs.