Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) skipper Kane Williamson is set to miss the rest of the IPL as he is flying back to New Zealand. Williamson has left the bio-bubble for the birth of his second child. The announcement came a day after Williamson drove SRH to a narrow 3-run win against Mumbai Indians to keep alive their thin desires of reaching to the IPL 2022 playoff games.
The Hyderabad-based IPL franchise posted about the news In a post shared on social media on Wednesday.
Our skipper Kane Williamson is flying back to New Zealand, to usher in the latest addition to his family. ?
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) May 18, 2022
“Our skipper Kane Williamson is flying back to New Zealand to usher in the latest addition to his family, Here’s everyone at the #Riser camp wishing Kane Williamson and his wife a safe delivery and a lot of happiness!” SRH wrote in their tweet.
The New Zealand captain has played 13 matches this season for SRH after being retained by the franchise before the mega auction, yet has been unable to convey with the bat, scoring only 216 runs at a strike rate of 93.51.
SRH Stays Alive In IPL 2022
Sunrisers Hyderabad kept their mission alive, yet just barely, with a three-run prevail upon Mumbai Indians in a rollercoaster finish. Presently joint-6th with 12 points from 13 matches, Sunrisers are currently left requiring a win in their last match and various different outcomes to turn out well for them.
On a five-match long string of failures, Sunrisers, at last, let Kane Williamson fall down the order, which carried prompt profits with Priyam Garg, his substitution at the top of the order, and Rahul Tripathi bossing the initial 16 overs with assistance from Nicholas Pooran.
Notwithstanding the exciting speed of Umran Malik, Mumbai’s unpracticed batting line-up remained alive till the finish of the eighteenth over, which went for four sixes from Tim David. With 19 expected off 13, however, David ran himself out and Bhuvneshwar Kumar finished it off with a wicket-maiden in the nineteenth.