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Calling off IPL 2021 after a string of COVID-19 cases was the right decision: Kane Williamson

May 21, 2021

Written By,

Ankit Seth

Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper Kane Williamson believes that suspending the 14th IPL season was the right decision. The Kiwi player was leading SRH before the competition was suspended due to COVID-19 cases in different IPL franchises. The Hyderabad-based franchise decided to change their skipper midway. They appointed Kane Williamson as their new skipper for the remaining games of the season. David Warner led the orange army in the first six games. However, the side has had a disappointing start to the tournament. They lost five out of their first six IPL games. Having secured just one win from six outings so far this season, SRH is presently at the bottom of the points table.

Sunrisers Hyderabad was one of the IPL teams hit with COVID-19. Their wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha tested positive for the infection. However, he has now recovered from COVID-19 earlier this week and has joined his family members. Kolkata Knight Riders, Chennai Super Kings, and Delhi Capitals were other IPL sides to get infected.

Williamson has reached the UK and is serving the mandatory isolation period

After the league's suspension, the BCCI started to send the overseas players back to their homes. Considering several New Zealand players were supposed to fly to the UK, they traveled to the Maldives with the Australian contingent and reached England a few days back. Sunrisers Hyderabad's skipper Kane Williamson has also reached the UK and is serving the mandatory isolation period. Speaking to the press from his room, Kane Williamson talked about the tournament's suspension and said that the right decisions were made.

The Black Caps will be facing England in a two-match Test series against Joe Root & Co. next month. The first Test is going to be played at the iconic stadium Lord's between June 2-6. On the other hand, the second and final Test match will be played in Edgbaston between June 10-14. After the conclusion of the England series, the Kane Williamson-led team will be preparing for a blockbuster clash against Team India in the ICC WTC final. The final will take place at Ageas Rose Bowl in Southampton on June 18. The top two Test teams will battle it out in a one-off Test match for the biggest prize in the most extended format of the game.

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Written By,

Ankit Seth