CSK vs SRH: Kane Williamson to miss out

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23 Apr 2019

IPL 2019: Kane Williamson to miss the match against CSK

Tonight, in the Indian Premier League 2019, we would witness a clash between the last edition's finalists, Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad.

However, SRH have been dealt with a big blow, as the skipper of the Orange Army, Kane Williamson is set to miss the clash at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.

Williamson has flown back home to attend his grandmother's funeral.

Reason

Williamson flies back home following grandmother's death

Williamson flies back home following grandmother's death

As mentioned above, Williamson is missing out on Tuesday's match due to a personal tragedy.

It has been reported that Williamson has flown back to New Zealand, following the death of his grandmother and he would be attending her funeral.

No further details are available on the issue, while is it also unclear as to when he would be back in action.

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Captaincy

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to take over captaincy

Following Williamson's unfortunate miss out, SRH seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar is expected to take over the reins of the captaincy.

Bhuvneshwar has led SRH in five matches this season. Notably, he has won two and lost three matches, while he has won two tosses.

He is also the seventh player to lead the Orange Army.

Campaign

Williamson has missed five games this season

Williamson has missed five games this season

As far as Williamson's IPL campaign is concerned this season, he has already missed five matches.

He missed the opener due to a shoulder injury.

While he did return for the second game, he was out again for the next four games owing to another injury.

He then returned for the next three games, out which two were won by SRH.

Replacement

Williamson likely to be replaced by Shakib or Nabi

It would be tricky to pick Williamson's replacement tonight.

Williamson, who was the Orange Cap winner last season, has managed just 28 runs this term.

Thus, chances are he would be replaced by Mohammad Nabi, who has been their lethal weapon on several instances.

However, Shakib Al Hasan could also make a comeback, although he has been expensive with the ball, in 2019.

What's next?

SRH look to upset CSK

SRH look to upset CSK

SRH are all set to take on CSK in Chennai on Tuesday.

CSK sit on the second spot and are likely to go all out for a win after losing the last two matches.

Meanwhile, SRH have been in brutal form, especially their opening pair of David Warner and Jonny Bairstow.

They could pull off a surprise and cement their position in top four.

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When did SRH win the IPL?

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SRH won the IPL in 2016.

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SRH won the IPL under the leadership of David Warner.

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SRH are currently placed in the fourth spot.

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David Warner is the top run-scorer for SRH and the entire tournament this season, as he holds the orange cap.

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