Indian Premier League 2014: Sunrisers Hyderabad appoint Shikhar Dhawan as captain

Opener Shikhar Dhawan captained Sunrisers Hyderabad during Champions League T20 last year after Kumar Sangakkara opted out of the tournament.

updated: March 24, 2014 19:59 IST
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Hyderabad: India opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan was on Monday named captain of Indian Premier League side Sunrisers Hyderabad for the 7th edition of the cash-rich Twenty20 event beginning on April 16. West Indian Darren Sammy will be the vice-captain of the side, Sunrisers Hyderabad said in a release.

"Shikhar Dhawan with his significant contribution as a batsman in the previous season has retained his position in the team not just as a crucial opener in the batting order but as the appropriate choice to extend his captaincy role in Champions League to the upcoming IPL as well," the release said.

"Shikhar Dhawan with his reputation for a mesmerising stroke-maker, who mixes power and panache in equal measure, is sure to lead the pack with his team-building leadership streak," it said.

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