India budding opener Shikhar Dhawan has been given over the duty of the skipping for the Indian Premier League franchise side Sunrisers Hyderabad. He has been selected as the skipper for the side for the seventh edition of the hotshot Twenty20 contest starting on April 16 in UAE. At the same time, West Indian Darren Sammy has been selected as the vice-captain of the side, Sunrisers Hyderabad released a notification.

“Shikhar Dhawan has given an indication bestowal as a batsman till date. He bears not just been retained his place in the squad as a cardinal opener in the batting order, but as the obvious option to extend his captaincy role in the Champions League to the upcoming IPL as well,” the handout stated.

“Shikhar Dhawan with his report for a spellbinding stroke-maker, who marges power and panache in equal measure, is sure to lead the concourse with his squad-building control and guidance streak,” it says.

Sammy, a complete ingredient of the team last season, will now hold on the function of a deputy to Dhawan.     

“In top form as a right-handed batsman and a fast-medium bowler, Sammy’s experience of the play as an all-rounder, as West Indies captain of the ongoing T20 World cricket and his consecutive association with the franchise promises to steer the players as a team all the way up to the playoffs as in the previous season,” Sunrisers Hyderabad said.