Before the start of the IPL 2020 season 13, the Sunrisers Hyderabad team has taken a very shocking decision. Hyderabad has removed Kane Williamson from the captaincy and appointed the new player as the captain of the team. Sunrisers Hyderabad has handed over the command of the team to David Warner for the 13th season. Williamson captained the team for the past two seasons. In 2018, under his captaincy, the team reached the final.
Warner was banned for a year after the ball-tampering incident. Due to this ban, he could not participate in the 2018 IPL season. It was in his absence that Kane Williamson was made the captain of the Sunrisers. In 2019, Warner played under the captaincy of Williamson.
After being made captain, David Warner issued a video message thanking the team management. He said that “I am very excited to get the captaincy for IPL 2020. I am very thankful that I have got the chance to captain the team once again.”
Warner also thanked Kane Williamson and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. He said that the way Williamson and Bhubaneswar have commanded the team in the last two years, I am very grateful to them both. He said in his video that you did a great job, I would like you to help me during the captaincy. I will need your support. I will do my best to win the trophy this time.