Five Players who can replace Kane Williamson as captain of Hyderabad franchise in Indian T20 League 2023

The Hyderabad franchise have also released their captain Kane Williamson ahead of the mini-auction.

Jason Holder, Aaron Finch
Jason Holder, Aaron Finch (Source: Twitter)

The Indian T20 League mini-auction is all set to be held on December 23rd in Kochi. Ahead of the auction, all ten franchises have released several underperforming players from their squad to replace them in the upcoming auction. The 2016 champions Hyderabad franchise have also released their captain Kane Williamson ahead of the auction. Williamson had a disappointing outing with the bat in the 2022 season as he could only manage 216 runs at an average of 19.63 and a strike rate of 93.50.

After releasing Williamson, Hyderabad will be looking for his possible replacements as a captain for the upcoming edition. On that note, let’s take a look at five players who can replace Williamson as the captain:

1 Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Source: Twitter)

Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been a part of the franchise since 2014. Bhuvneshwar has been one of the top performers of the franchise having won the coveted ‘Purple Cap’ twice in 2016 and 2017 for finishing as the leading wicket-taker of the tournament. Owing to his stupendous performance with the ball, he was made the vice-captain of the franchise in 2018. If there’s anyone who can fill in Williamson’s shoes as captain, it is Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

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