Williamson replaces Warner as Sunrisers captain

Sunrisers Hyderbad will wait for Cricket Australia's decision on David Warner says VVS Laxman

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Smith and Warner had already stepped down from the captaincy of their IPL teams after they admitted leading the decision to tamper with the ball. However, after Cricket Australia banned him for 1 year after his involvement in the ball-tampering controversy, SRH had to let him go.

"They (Cricket Australia) have banned two players and we are also barring these two players from this year's IPL", IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla had told reporters.

David Warner's stunning fall from grace continues apace, with Australia's vice-captain losing personal sponsor LG and standing down as captain of Indian Premier League franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad. Sunrisers Hyderabad has finally announced the new captain for their side. It's an exciting opportunity with a talented group of players. His variations while bowling in the death overs have been impeccable which has made his the most valuable player in both IPL and the Indian team. Bhuvi will also be thrilled to perform in the role now after he was at the top of the charts as the highest wicket-taker in the last two IPL seasons. Smith, too, will not be participating the IPL 2018 having received a one year ban from CA. SRH have played well as a unit and they understand the dynamics of T20 cricket. Warner had captained the side from 2015 and had taken them to the title in 2016.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha on Tuesday said Sunrisers Hyderabad have enough bench strength to replace Australian batsman David Warner, who is facing a lengthy ban from Cricket Australia for his role in the ball-tampering scandal.

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England great Bob Willis cautioned CA not to overreact and suspend Warner, Smith and "the lame duck" Bancroft for lengthy periods.

100 hours of voluntary service in community cricket for all three, which will entail non-playing activities like scoring and umpiring.

Warner has, however, been banned from all leadership positions in Australian cricket for life.

With Smith, Warner and Bancroft sent home from South Africa, Tim Paine has been named captain and will lead the team in the fourth Test starting in Johannesburg on Friday.

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