Kane Williamson’s fate in IPL 2023: Cricket is an amazing sport and T20 is the most amusing part of it. Even the finest of players going through bad patches are critically judged and may have to face harsh criticism. The high regards and praises all seem to vanish in the blink of an eye.
And with all this being part of team strategy in this format of the game we have seen the SRH management previously headed by Tom Moody who recently got replaced by West Indian legend Brian Lara making some harsh calls for the betterment of the team.
The franchise had already parted ways with the Aussie pocket bomb David Warner who have been performing highly for them winning the orange cap in 2015, 2017 and 2019 and also leading his side to their first-ever victory in SRH colours in 2016, edition in which he finished 2nd in the orange cap race with more than 800+ runs just next to Virat Kohli.
Now with continuous disappointing seasons from the Kiwi skipper even the management is in talks to end his career for the Sunrisers. Kane Williamson was however been the star performer for the Sunrisers back in 2018, the year in which he as captain took his side to the finals before a captivating inning by Shane Watson ruined the hopes for the Hyderabadis that year.
Being one of the most experienced cricketers currently in world cricket and a part of the Fav 5 International cricketers in recent years Williamson will be a bid for many in this year’s mini-auction.
3. Gujarat Titans
The defending champions would be looking forward to continuing their perfect start to their IPL journey. With no other team but only MI being able to defend their trophy just once with consecutive wins in 2019 and 2020, the Titans have a chance to make history by doing it in their consecutive 2 seasons just after the debut, which would be a thrilling record in this roller coaster tournament.
And to make this possible they would look to cover up their flaws, the biggest of them being their number 3 batter for which who can be a better pick than the classic cricketer Kane Williamson.
2. Punjab Kings
Though the Kings batting lineup has lots of power and depth what it lacks is balance and Kane Williamson is a perfect pick for providing the required balance to the batting order.
With Johnny Bairstow not yet indicating any chances of recovery from his injury, Kane Williamson would be a good pick who can even lead the side in ways better than Mayank Agarwal.
1. Kolkata Knight Riders
With neither any depth nor anyone hitting any kind of form in their batting lineup the Knights would be in a hunt for a proper batter who can build on the innings from one side not minding even a lower strike rate as they have exquisite finishers in Russel, Rana, Narine, Cummins and co.
Again for such a side, Kane Williamson would be a perfect find with his strike-rotating and innings-building capability.