SunRisers Hyderabad fans are worried whether the Orange Army may release New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson, who has been a saviour for the side in many instances with consistent performers David Warner and Rashid Khan certainties to be retained by the franchise ahead of IPL 2021 auctions.
After the successful Indian Premier League 2020, the Board of Control for Cricket in India will be gearing up for the 14th season of the tournament. Board president Sourav Ganguly has already hinted about the next IPL season taking place in the April-May window along with the addition of a new franchise, probably from Ahmedabad.
SunRisers Hyderabad May Surely Retain Consistent Performers, David Warner And Rashid Khan
As per media reports, a mega Auction will be taking place ahead of the 14th edition of the cash-rich tournament. If it happens officially, the franchises have to release the majority of players, and a massive reshuffle could be seen.
The last mega auctions allowed teams to retain only two overseas players as the SunRisers Hyderabad fans are highly concerned following these trends on social media. Skipper David Warner and Rashid Khan have been spectacularly consistent for the side and will surely be retained. The fans are speculating that the Orange Army may release Kane Williamson, who has been an asset for them over the years.
SunRisers Hyderabad Skipper David Warner Insists On Having Kane Williamson In Their Side
Kane Williamson scored 317 runs averaging 45.28 this season while he had a great IPL 2018 with 735 runs in 17 matches averaging 52.5. David Warner has scored 548 runs this season and scored in excess of 400 since 2013.
A couple of fans shot direct questions to David Warner, asking if there are any chances of SRH losing Kane Williamson. The Australian opener replied, “We will not lose him.”
Another fan requested him to retain the Kiwi superstar as he is the future of the SunRisers. Responding to this message, Warner said, “We will. Don’t worry. Well, hope they do. I want him”
While the SRH skipper said that he wants Kane Williamson to remain as a part of the team, he also clarified that the management would take the final decision to retain him or not.
If there will be any mega auctions and it commences under the old rules, then the franchise will have the Right To Match (RTM) option through which they can have Kane Williamson re-inducted into the side. It’s going be as interesting as the tournament if BCCI gives the nod to the mega players’ auctions.