01 May 2021: IPL: Kane Williamson replaces David Warner as captain of SRH
New Zealand's Kane Williamson is set to take over as captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad for the rest of the 2021 Indian Premier League season.
The Kiwi batsman has replaced David Warner, who has been the mainstay captain for the Orange Army.
The announcement comes after the SRH endured a string of defeats under Warner this season.
Here is more on the same.
Fact: 'Kane Williamson will be taking over as captain'
"Sunrisers Hyderabad would like to announce that Kane Williamson will taking over the captaincy for tomorrow's match and for the remainder of IPL 2021," read a statement from SRH ahead of their match against Rajasthan Royals.
Fact: SRH made the announcement on Twitter
SRH: SRH have lost five out of six games this season
Sunrisers Hyderabad presently occupy the eighth spot in the standings, having won one and lost five games.
They have failed to perform as a unit, and are largely dependant on Warner and Jonny Bairstow in terms of batting.
Notably, Warner led the Orange Army to their maiden IPL title in 2016.
He will be replaced by Williamson, who also led SRH in 2018.