Sport Replacing Warner is impossible: Williamson

16:06  07 may  2018
16:06  07 may  2018 Source:   wisdenindia.com

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Kane Williamson on Sunday said it's " impossible " for anyone, including Alex Hales, to be a replacement for the explosive Australian opener David Warner .

Home Sports News Cricket News IPL 2018: WILLIAMSON REPLACES WARNER AS SRH CAPTAIN. The decision comes two days after former Australian vice-captain David Warner stepped down from the position of the skipper of the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the wake of ball-tampering scandal.

a group of baseball players playing a football game© Provided by Wisden Kane Williamson has lent new meaning to the phrase ‘leading from the front’. Thrust into a captaincy role by Sunrisers Hyderabad at the proverbial last minute after David Warner was banned from IPL 2018 for his part in the ball-tampering fiasco in Cape Town, the New Zealand skipper has slipped into the role with consummate ease.

His handling of his charges has been both astute and understated, but Williamson has also pulled his weight with the bat. The classical right-hand batsman has amassed 354 runs – nearly twice as many as the next highest scorer, Shikhar Dhawan (185) -- at a strike-rate of 130.14, showing that there is a place even in 20-over cricket for orthodoxy.

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Home Sports News Cricket News IPL 2018: WILLIAMSON REPLACES WARNER AS SRH CAPTAIN. The decision comes two days after former Australian vice-captain David Warner stepped down from the position of the skipper of the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the wake of ball-tampering scandal.

IPL 2018: Replacing David Warner is impossible , says Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper Kane Williamson . It’s been a tough six weeks for myself, but I put myself in David Warner ’s shoes, Cameron Bancroft, Steve Smith… they’ve been to hell and back, haven’t they?

Despite his batting form and the fact that his team is sitting on top of the points table with seven wins from nine games, Williamson said it was ‘impossible to be a replacement’ for Warner, who has set the tournament alight after being snapped up by Hyderabad and who led the franchise to their own title in 2016.

“I don't think it's a matter of replacing David Warner,” Williamson said in Hyderabad on Sunday (May 6), ahead of their home game against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Monday. “I think that's probably an impossible thing to do. He is one of the best T20 batters in the world and for this franchise in the last few years."

Even though Hyderabad have one foot in the playoffs, Williamson is taking nothing for granted. “It's nice to be on top of the table. But at the same time, I mentioned a number of times that we want to keep seeing those improvements, keep adapting to the different surfaces that we would be faced with in every game.

“The RCB side, they are fantastic,” added Williamson of their next opponents, who are floundering at the sixth position with just six points from nine matches. “There are a number of teams in the competition that haven't come away with wins like they would have wanted to. A lot of those teams have lost really close games and things can be very different in T20 cricket. We know they are a very strong team with some of the best players in the world.”

Warner confirms grade cricket stint .
Randwick Petersham club president Mike Whitney will welcome David Warner with open arms as the opener seeks to redeem himself through grade cricket.Club president and ex-Test fast bowler Mike Whitney told the Southern Courier the batsman had committed to at least the first three of four matches for the club.

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