IPL 2018: Warner steps down as captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad
Australian vice-captain David Warner has stepped down from the captaincy of Sunrisers Hyderabad in the wake of the ball tampering scandal that has engulfed Australian cricket. As per captain Steven Smith's admission, David Warner was a part of the leadership group that orchestrated the whole incident. Warner has been sent home by Cricket Australia and awaits his sanctions.
SRH to name new captain soon
Kane Williamson likely candidate to replace Warner
SRH have a couple of of options to replace David Warner. The likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Wriddhiman Saha and Shakib Al Hasan are some of the players that can fill Warner's shoes. However, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson is the ideal candidate to replace the disgraced Australian. Warner had led the Sunrises to IPL glory in 2016.
Warner could miss IPL if banned by Cricket Australia
Steven Smith announced that he has stepped down as the captain of the Rajasthan Royals on Monday and David Warner too followed suit. Cricket Australia boss James Sutherland said that 'significant' sanctions would be levied against the perpetrators of the ball tampering scandal. If the duo face a ban from cricket, they would not be able to participate in IPL 2018.