Sunrisers Hyderabad have received a major boost ahead of their clash against Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2019. Skipper and top-order batsman Kane Williamson has regained fitness and he looks set to feature in the match on March 29.
Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians have replaced injured pacer Adam Milne with Windies pacer Alzarri Joseph.
The SRH skipper missed the first match due to an injury which he had picked in the recent Bangladesh series.
However he was spotted in the nets on Thursday as well as on Friday and looks good to get some match time. Tom Moody confirmed that Williamson is ready to take the field.
Williamson’s inclusion puts SRH into a selection cauldron. David Warner and Rashid Khan are the two obvious picks in the overseas players’ category which means Williamson comes in the team at the cost of Shakib Al Hasan or Jonny Bairstow.
Shakib offers a fine balance to the team and his spin bowling can be effective on the Hyderabad wicket while Bairstow has been in sensational form recently and also doubles up as a wicket-keeper.
Thus its a tricky call for Hyderabad management to make.
Mumbai replaced their paceman Adam Milne with Alzarri Joseph. Milne has been ruled out of the IPL season 12 due to an injury.
Joseph has played seven T20s and has claimed nine wickets and has already impressed everyone with his acute pace and intensity.
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