Kane Williamson

After David Warner was banned from playing cricket, Kane Williamson was named captain of the Sunrisers Hyderabad. Now, Williamson has admitted that it is “impossible to be a replacement” for Warner.

“I don’t think it’s a matter of replacing David Warner. I think that’s probably an impossible thing to do. He is one of the best T20 batters in the world and for this franchise in the last few years,” Williamson said.

Australia vice captain, Warner was handed a one-year ban by Cricket Australia due to his involvement in a ball tampering scandal during the South Africa series in March.

Sunrisers
David Warner

While his dismissal was a setback, the Sunrisers overcame the loss and savoured more success rather than failures. Now, they are sitting pretty on the top spot along with the Chennai Super Kings.

“It’s nice to be on top of the table. But at the same time, I mentioned a number of times that we want to keep seeing those improvements, keep adapting to the different surfaces that we would be faced with in every game,” Williamson said. “SRH would like to take each game as it comes,”.

Williamson has been impressive as a captain and as a batsman for the Sunrisers. He has said that he is focusing on contributing his best for the team.

Speaking before their clash with the RCB, he said, “The RCB side, they are fantastic. There are a number of teams in the competition that haven’t come away with wins like they would have wanted to.

“A lot of those teams have lost really close games and things can be very different in T20 cricket. We know they are a very strong team with some of the best players in the world,” he said, empathising with RCB.

He was full of praise for his teammates, Shikhar Dhawan, Rashid Khan, Siddharth Kaul and Wriddhiman Saha for their performances in the tournament so far.

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