Kane Williamson will leave the IPL bubble to travel back to New Zealand for the impending birth of his second child, Sunrisers Hyderabad stated on Wednesday, May 18. As a result, the skipper will miss the franchise's final league fixture against Punjab Kings on May 22.
In his absence, Sunrisers Hyderabad have the likes of Bhunveshwar Kumar, Nicholas Pooran and Aiden Markram to lead the troops. While Bhuvneshwar has captained SRH in the past, Pooran was recently named West Indies' limited-overs captain following Kieron Pollard's retirement.
𝑶𝑭𝑭𝑰𝑪𝑰𝑨𝑳 𝑼𝑷𝑫𝑨𝑻𝑬:— 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!#OrangeArmy #ReadyToRise pic.twitter.com/3CFbvN60r4