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IPL 2020: David Warner to lead Sunrisers Hyderabad this year

Bengaluru, February 27: Sunrisers Hyderabad on Thursday (February 27) announced Australia's David Warner will lead their side during the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020).

Warner, who had earlier led the side in 2015, 2016 and 2017 season, takes over from New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson.

The 33-year-old had stepped down as captain after he was barred from participating in the 2018 season of the tournament in the aftermath of the 2018 ball-tampering scandal.

In his absence, New Zealand skipper Williamson led the side, while Indian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar too had captained the team for a few matches.

The franchise confirmed the news on Twitter with a video and a caption which read: "#OrangeArmy, our captain for #IPL2020 is @davidwarner31".

Warner thanked the Sunrisers on being named the skipper and also thanked Williamson and Bhuvneshwar for their roles last season.

"I am thrilled to be given the captaincy for this coming IPL, I am grateful for this opportunity, I would like to thank Kane Williamson and Bhuvneshwar Kumar for leading the side last year. I would try my best to help the side lift the trophy this year".

Warner, who led the Sunrisers to their only IPL title in 2016, has been in remarkable form since his return from a one-year ban in international cricket and would look to carry on the form into the IPL 2020.

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Story first published: Thursday, February 27, 2020, 12:17 [IST]
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