In recent developments from the IPL 2018 season, India’s all-format bowler, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, has been appointed as the Vice-captain of the Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Bhuvi was retained by the SRH franchise before the auctions in January, along with Shikhar Dhawan and former captain David Warner.
Due to the recent incidents in South Africa, David Warner was banned from playing cricket by Cricket Australia, along with Rajasthan Royals captain Steve Smith, who was also retained by Royal’s think tank.
The ongoing ball-tampering row took the world by the storm, and as a result, the ripples of the Sandpaper Gate are now felt in the 11th edition of the highly-anticipated tournament.
Looking at the decision made by Cricket Australia, IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla confirmed that Steve Smith and David Warner would not be featuring in this edition of the tournament.
It was only recently that Sunrisers’ appointed Kiwi Kane Williamson as their captain for this season. K Shanmugam, CEO of the Sunrisers Hyderabad has been responsible for making for all the announcement today.
“We are happy to announce that Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be the vice-captain of SunRisers Hyderabad for IPL 2018” – K. Shanmugam, CEO, SunRisers Hyderabad,” tweeted SRH’s handle.
Here’s the post:
“We are happy to announce that Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be the vice-captain of SunRisers Hyderabad for IPL 2018” – K. Shanmugam, CEO, SunRisers Hyderabad
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) March 29, 2018
It will be interesting to see how the Royals and Sunrisers go about their business to cover up a huge hole in their team. Both franchises lost a substantial amount of purse to retain the two disgraced Australians.
Here’s the squad
Kane Williamson (c), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (vc), Manish Pandey, Rashid Khan Arman, Shikhar Dhawan, Wriddhiman Saha, Siddarth Kaul, Deepak Hooda, Syed Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Carlos Brathwaite, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Shreevats Goswami, Mohammad Nabi, Chris Jordan, Basil Thampi, T Natarajan, Sachin Baby, Bipul Sharma, Syed Mehdi Hasan, Ricky Bhui, Tanmay Agarwal