The wait and the speculations are over as Sunrisers Hyderabad name Aiden Markram as their new captain for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League.
Having led Sunrisers franchise Eastern Cape to the title in the inaugural SA20 league, Markaram was always going to be a frontrunner. Under the new leader, SRH would like to turn their fortunes in this season after not living up to expectations over the past three years. Markram also becomes the fifth South African player to lead an IPL team.
South African players to lead a team in Indian Premier League :-
JP Duminy (for DD)
Faf du Plessis (for RCB)
David Miller (for PBKS)
Shaun Pollock (for MI)
Aiden Markram (set to lead SRH)*
After releasing Kane Williamson ahead of the auction, the Hyderabad franchise is without a captain. Williamson led the orange army in 2018 in Warner’s absence and also in 2022 when SRH axed Warner. The Australian opener had led the SRH side to their maiden IPL title in 2016.