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Kane Williamson returns New Zealand; Bhuvneshwar Kumar to lead SRH

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 23 April 2019, 05:35 PM
Kane Williamson has returned to New Zealand sighting personal reasons (Image Credit: Twitter)
Kane Williamson has returned to New Zealand sighting personal reasons (Image Credit: Twitter)
HIGHLIGHTS
    • Kane Williamson has returned to New Zealand sighting personal reasons. 
    • Bhuvneshwar Kumar to lead SRH in his absence. 
    • Jonny Bairstow will be playing his last game for SRH before returning home for bilateral series. 

Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper Kane Williamson will miss the clash against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Tuesday, owing to personal reasons. Kiwi captain returned to New Zealand and is expected to rejoin SRH squad ahead of the game against Rajasthan Royals at Sawai Mansingh in Jaipur on April 27. 

In his absence, Bhuvneshwar Kumar will take the captaincy baton and will look to continue the winning run against Chennai Super Kings (CSK). The two teams played at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium last week, and CSK in absence of Suresh Raina couldn't cross the winning line eventually breaking the winning jinx. 

Sunrisers Hyderabad currently occupies the fifth spot in the points table after managing to upstage CSK and KKR at home. With this, they have won a total of 5 games and lost four. This remains to be seen if they can continue their home dominance in away game. 

Further, opener Jonny Bairstow will play his last game for SRH in this season as post this he is expected to return back to England and join the national team as they prepare for a bilateral series against Pakistan. The two teams will play five ODI and one T-20 International before they shift their focus to the premier 50-over World Cup which is scheduled to begin on May 30. 

First Published: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 05:34 PM
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