Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) captain Kane Williamson has flown back home to New Zealand following the death of his grandmother and hence missed out on the team’s IPL 2019 match against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the Chepauk Stadium on Tuesday.
He is expected to join the Orange Army ahead of their next league fixture against Rajasthan Royals (RR) in Jaipur on Saturday (April 27).
Bhuvneshwar Kumar led the side on Tuesday in Williamson’s absence as he has done previously in the tournament when the Kiwi star missed out due to injury.
Shakib Al Hasan replaced Williamson in the CSK clash.
“We will miss Williamson but Warner and Bairstow have been brilliant for us. Not really worried about the middle-order, they have not got much chance in the middle. But we all know they are talented. Manish Pandey comes in place of Nadeem,” said Bhuvi after MS Dhoni won the toss and asked SRH to bat first in Chennai.
SRH are currently in the fourth spot on the points table, with successive wins over CSK and KKR at home. They have five wins in nine games. Delhi Capitals are at the top of the standings.