As per the latest developments, the Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper Kane Williamson has left the team’s bio-bubble to fly back to New Zealand for the birth of his 2nd child. On Wednesday, the franchise confirmed the same through a post on their official Twitter account.
Kane has left the team after leading the Orange Army against Mumbai Indians on Tuesday night. The Sunrisers notched up a narrow three-run victory, that has kept their season alive. However, their chances to qualify for the playoffs are really slim. The Hyderabad-based franchise needs a miracle from here to qualify for the playoffs.
For Sunrisers Hyderabad to qualify for the playoffs, first Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals will have to lose their respective matches with a considerable margin. Then, the Orange Army will have to defeat Punjab Kings with a huge margin to stand a chance to qualify for the playoffs.
Kane Williamson leaves the IPL 2022 to attend the birth of his second child
The SRH’s skipper and his wife are expecting a second child, hence, the Kiwi has left the IPL 2022 after the game against Mumbai Indians.
“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!”
the franchise wished their skipper in Tweet.
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!#OrangeArmy #ReadyToRise pic.twitter.com/3CFbvN60r4
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) May 18, 2022
Meanwhile, Kane Williamson has had a disappointing season with the bat. The right-handed elegant batter struggled to score big time as he could have only managed 216 runs in 13 matches at an average of 19.63. The most disappointing aspect of Williamson’s batting this season has been his strike rate. The Kiwi batter has scored runs at a strike rate of 93.50.
Sunrisers Hyderabad currently sit 8th in the points with six wins and seven losses after 13 matches.