Sunrisers Hyderabad confirmed by twitter on Wednesday that David Warner will step down as captain of the team In the wake of the ball tampering controversy ahead of the 2018 Indian Premier League.
Facing severe backlash for his role in ball tampering, Smith on Monday relinquished captain at Rajasthan Royals and the script could pan out similarly for Warner, too. Cricket Australia, on Tuesday, announced that Smith, Warner and Cameron Bancroft will fly back to Australia and have no further role to play in the ongoing tour of South Africa.
Marquee players, including Warner, Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kane Williamson, continue to be part of the squad for this edition. It has acquired new players like Wriddhiman Saha, Shakib Al Hasan and Yusuf Pathan to bolster its strength.
Multi-national electronics company LG had opted not to renew its contract with Warner following the scandal.