Cricket: Cricket-Hyderabad captain Williamson flies home for birth of child

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Sunrisers Hyderabad captain Kane Williamson will miss the rest of the Indian Premier League season to return to New Zealand for the birth of his child, the IPL group stated on Wednesday.

Hyderabad are eighth within the factors desk and should win their closing league match in opposition to Punjab Kings on Sunday whereas hoping different outcomes go their option to make the playoffs.

“Our skipper Kane Williamson is flying again to New Zealand, to usher within the newest addition to his household,” Hyderabad stated on Twitter.

“Here’s everybody on the Riser camp wishing Kane Williamson and his spouse a protected supply and lots of happiness.”

Williamson has endured a tricky time with the bat within the IPL and vacated the opener’s slot to bat at quantity six in Tuesday’s victory in opposition to Mumbai Indians.

Hyderabad are but to announce who will lead the facet in absence of the New Zealand captain.

The 31-year-old has battled again from a long-standing elbow downside and is ready to make his take a look at return subsequent month in a three-match sequence in England.

(Reporting by Amlan Chakraborty in New Delhi; modifying by Peter Rutherford)

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