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| On May 22, 2022 6:44 PM IST

SRH vs PBKS IPL 2022: Why is Kane Williamson Not Playing Today? Who is SRH Captain?


Kane Williamson SRH vs PBKS IPL 2022: In an important news development, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) captain Kane Williamson is not playing the today Indian Premier League (IPL 2022) match against Punjab Kings (PBKS) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. This is the final league stage match of the tournament with both the Sunrisers Hyderabad and Punjab Kings already knocked out of the playoffs qualification race. The Sunrisers Hyderabad are slotted at the 8th spot on the points table with 6 victories, 7 defeats and will now want to finish their campaign on a winning note.

SRH vs PBKS IPL 2022: Why is Kane Williamson Not Playing Today? Who is SRH Captain?

The big news is that Sunrisers Hyderabad regular captain Kane Williamson was not available for selection today against Punjab Kings. He has already left for New Zealand to be with his wife, Sarah Raheem, for the birth of their second child. Williamson did not had the best of tournaments with the bat as he managed to score just 216 runs from 13 matches at a strike-rate of below 100 in IPL 2022. He also demoted himself in the batting order during the last game against Mumbai Indians. In the absence of Kane, Bhuvneshwar Kumar is captaining the Sunrisers Hyderabad for the today IPL match against Punjab Kings.

“We will bat first. Same wicket as the last game, so could be a bit sticky going into the second innings. Two changes for us, Romario Shephard and Jagadeesha Suchith are in. We would love to win this match and go up a bit in the points table. It looks like a slow surface and we’re backing ourselves to defend a score,” said Sunrisers Hyderabad stand-in captain Bhuvneshwar Kumar during the toss.

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Kane Williamson Stats in IPL

Matches Runs 50s IPL 2022 Performance Recent Form
76 2101 18 216 runs (13 games) 8*, 9, 0, 4, 47


Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Punjab Kings: Confirmed SRH Playing 11

For their last league match, the Sunrisers Hyderabad have made as many as two changes to their playing 11 from the previous game. The duo of Romario Shepherd and Jagadeesha Suchith have replaced Kane Williamson and T Natarajan.

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SRH Playing 11
1. Abhishek Sharma
2. Priyam Garg
3. Rahul Tripathi
4. Aiden Markram
5. Nicholas Pooran (wk)
6. Romario Shepherd

7. Washington Sundar
8. Jagadeesha Suchith

9. Fazalhaq Farooqi
10. Bhuvneshwar Kumar (C)
11. Umran Malik

SRH 2022 squad: Kane Williamson, Abdul Samad, Umran Malik, Washington Sundar Nicholas Pooran, T Natarajan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Priyam Garg, Rahul Tripathi, Abhishek Sharma, Kartik Tyagi, Shreyas Gopal, J Suchith, Aiden Markram, Marco Jansen, Romario Shepherd, Sean Abbot, Ravikumar Samarth, Shashank Singh, Sushant Mishra, Vishnu Vinod, Glenn Phillips, Fazalhaq Farooqi.

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SRH vs PBKS Head to Head

Matches PBKS Won SRH Won
Overall (18) 5 13
Last 5 IPL Games 1 4

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