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IPL 2023 Auction: 4 Players Who Can Replace Kane Williamson As Captain Of Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) In IPL 2023. December 23rd, 2022 will be the day when cricket fans will be hooked up to the tv sets for the IPL 2023 mini-auction. This time, it won’t be a customary tradition of organizing the event in the metro cities. Rather, the IPL governing council has decided on Kochi for this grand event. After releasing 87 players, it is expected that around 650 players will go under the hammer.

All 10 teams will be eager to get the best team combination, leading up to the 16th edition of the world’s richest cricket league. In an anticipated decision, the Sunrisers Hyderabad have released their captain Kane Williamson ahead of the IPL 2023 mini-auction. He was the first-choice player retained by the team in IPL 2022 for 14 crores. But, his poor performance both with the bat as well as the bowl led to his ouster from the team.

In the previous IPL edition, Kane Williamson managed to score just 216 runs in 13 innings at a poor strike rate of 93.51. Given his exit from the team, SRH will have to look for some other options going forward. Let us analyze 4 players who can replace Kane Williamson as the next captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad.

4 Players Who Can Replace Kane Williamson As Captain Of Sunrisers Hyderabad In IPL 2023


Jason Holder is one of the most underrated all-rounders in world cricket at the moment. Playing for Lucknow Supergiants in the last season, he scalped 14 wickets in 12 innings. He did not get enough opportunity to bat.

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Holder has also been a part of the Sunrisers Hyderabad previously. Playing for the orange army, Holder, in 16 matches has picked 31 wickets and scored 167 runs. Considering the experience Holder possesses leading the West Indies cricket team in the past, SRH might play the wild card and give him the responsibility in the IPL 2023.


Ben Stokes is regarded as one of the greatest all-rounders in the current era. He has been phenomenal in all 3 departments. Ben Stokes did not register his name in the IPL 2022 mega auction due to personal issues. But, if he decides to play the next IPL, it will be a fascinating proposition for the Sunrisers Hyderabad to rope him as the next captain of the team.

Ben stokes was adjudged “Most valuable player” in 2017. He can solve the captaincy headache for the SRH going forward.


Aiden Markram was one of the players retained by Sunrisers Hyderabad before the IPL 2023 auction. He had a good IPL in 2022, scoring 382 runs in 12 innings at a strike rate of 139.05. His retention is also an indication that the team management can consider him as the future captain for SRH.

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Aiden Markram brings with him a cool and composed mind, clubbed with dependable and attacking batting. He is also a good fielder. Aiden Markram has all the skills and expertise to be the next captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad.


Every adversary brings an opportunity. This can prove to be the case for Mayank Agarwal. Released by the Punjab Kings, Mayank Agarwal can find a new home at Sunrisers Hyderabad. He is a very explosive batsman at the top of the order.

Although Mayank Agarwal could not perform as per the expectation in the previous IPL. But, we cannot right off him. Mayank Agarwal if given the opportunity to lead SRH, can change his fortune as well as the team.