Here's why Kane Williamson has left the SRH camp and flown back to New Zealand

Here's why Kane Williamson has left the SRH camp and flown back to New Zealand.

Last night, the fans were treated to a nail-biting contest between Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad. The game went to the very last ball of the match. Chasing the target, the five-time champions fell short by just three runs and faced their 10th defeat of the season.

The Orange Army held their nerve to end with a thrilling win and are still alive in the tournament. But SRH faced a big setback in terms of their skipper, Kane Williamson. He has left the IPL bio bubble and flown back to New Zealand, as confirmed by the franchise on their official Twitter handle. 

 Williamson led his team in 13 matches this season, and they have six wins and seven defeats under their belts. Speaking of his individual performance, it hasn't been a great season for him as a batter. In 13 innings, he has scored 216 runs at a below-par strike rate of 93.51 and an average of below 20.

The SRH skipper dimonated himself down the order in the last match against MI and gave Priyam Garg the chance. Eventually, he did a really good job at the top and scored 42 off 26 runs, including four boundaries and two maximums.

 It has been learnt that Williamson has left as his wife is giving birth to their second child and he needs to be there for his parental duties. However, SRH still has a small chance to make it to the top four, but for that, they need to win their next match against PBKS on Sunday. 

So it will be interesting to see who will take his place as the team leader in his absence. The chances are that veteran pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be seen doing the captaincy duties in the absence of Williamson. But this will be a big setback for the Orange Army.


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