IPL 2019: Pre-tournament photo shoot suggests Bhuvneshwar Kumar likely to lead SRH

first_img India Today Web Desk ChennaiMarch 22, 2019UPDATED: March 22, 2019 16:48 IST Bhuvneshwar Kumar posed for the IPL captains’ photo ahead of 2019 season (@ChennaiIPL Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSRH skipper Kane Williamson will delay his IPL participation after his shoulder injuryBhuvneshwar Kumar appeared in a pre-season photo shoot with other IPL captainsIn 2018, Williamson had led SRH to the final which they lost to Chennai Super KingsBhuvneshwar Kumar appeared in a pre-tournament photo shoot with other IPL captains on the eve of the 2019 season opener between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore leading to speculations he might lead Sunrisers Hyderabad at least in their first match against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens on March 24.Kane Williamson, who led Sunrisers Hyderabad to the final of the 2018 IPL in the absence of David Warner, had injured his left shoulder while fielding during the second Test against Bangladesh earlier in March. He was taken to the hospital for scans which revealed he suffered a grade one tear to his left pectoral minor muscle.New Zealand had planned to evaluate Kane Williamson’s fitness before the third and final Test against Bangladesh. However, the match was called off after the Christchurch terror attack.As a matter of fact, Williamson, on Thursday, was in New Zealand to recieve the Sir Richard Hadlee Medal for the men’s player of the year and was also named NZ’s best Test player. williamson’s particiaption may be delayed – with fitness being the concern.David Warner, who was banned for a year following the ball-tampering scandal, has joined the SRH squad and his inputs will be more than welcome for Bhuvneshwar Kumar who has never captained in the IPL. If he does become SRH skipper, all eight captains in the IPL this year will be Indians.In 2018, Kane Williamson was the only non-Indian IPL skipper.Bhuvneshwar Kumar has played 105 ODIs, 21 Tests and 37 T20Is for India and is a seasoned campaigner for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Overall, he has played 102 IPL matches and has picked 120 wickets including a career-best 5 for 19.advertisementBhuvneshwar was at his best for SRH in 2016 and 2017 when he picked 23 and 27 wickets respectively.Also Read | David Warner’s leadership skills are unmatched: Sunrisers Hyderabad mentor VVS LaxmanAlso Read | David Warner on Sunrisers Hyderabad’s warm welcome: Meant the world to meFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow IPL 2019Follow Sunrisers HyderabadFollow SRHFollow CaptainFollow Bhuvneshwar KumarFollow Kane WilliamsonFollow David Warner IPL 2019: Pre-tournament photo shoot suggests Bhuvneshwar Kumar likely to lead SRHIPL 2019: Bhuvneshwar Kumar posed with other IPL captains during a pre-tournament photo shoot on the eve of the season opener between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Will he lead Sunrisers Hyderabad with Kane Williamson set to delay his participation due to injury.advertisementlast_img read more