Kane Williamson released IPL: Sunrisers Hyderabad left their captain and their most expensive player of the 2022 campaign. The Hyderabad franchise of IPL handed Kane Williamson to the market. The team has announced the release of the New Zealand captain.
Broken 8 year old man
Kane Williamson with his Sunrisers Hyderabad teammates
Kane Williamson was a part of the Hyderabad team continuously for the last 8 years. He played a total of 76 matches with this IPL franchise out of which he captained the team in 46. During this, he scored 2101 runs at an average of 36.22 and had a strike rate of 126.03.
Sunrisers’ purse weight increased due to Williamson’s release
Sunrisers Hyderabad retained three players in the IPL 2022 auction. These three players also included Williamson, who was retained by the team for Rs 14 crore, making the Kiwi captain the most expensive overseas player in the IPL. Apart from them, Sunrisers had retained two domestic players Abdul Samad and Umran Malik with them.
Last season was disappointing under Williamson’s captaincy
The release of Kane Williamson is bound to save a huge buck in Sunrisers Hyderabad’s purse, which could provide him with many options in the auction to be held in 2023. Hyderabad had a disappointing last season under Williamson’s captaincy. In 14 matches played this season, Summerrisers had won only 6 matches. This franchise finished 8th in the table of 10 teams in IPL 2022.
Williamson’s performance declines after stellar performance
Kane Williamson performed brilliantly in 2018 to take Sunrisers Hyderabad to the final. In this season, he scored 735 runs at a strike rate of 142.44 and an average of 52. In the year 2021, he was made the regular captain of the team, after which his performance declined drastically. In just 2 years, the situation became such that the Hyderabad team had to decide to release Kane Williamson.
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