All of a sudden the heads are falling off as infamous ball-tampering controversy has hit hard yet again in the field of cricket. To be precise, the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad dominated the Twenty20 professional T20 league in 2016, the question of its skipper David Warner has risen far and wide after he decided to step down as a leader.
Simultaneously, the Hyderabad-based outfit has a little time to work on in order to fill the void. It’s indeed going to be a huge loss for the One-time IPL champion when it comes to ushering of a fresh prime minister in the camp.
Hyderabad is leaving no stone unturned to find a leader who could push his case forward and in order so they contacted Kusal Perera.
Sri Lanka’s flamboyant batsman Kusal Perera has supposedly decided against joining Sunrisers Hyderabad as David Warner’s replacement. Reportedly, the 27-year-old wants to play in Sri Lanka’s domestic first-class tournament to regain his Test spot.
Reports emerged yesterday that the Hyderabad-based franchise was interested in getting the left-handed wicketkeeper-batsman on board for the 2018 IPL after skipper Warner was handed a ban of a year by Cricket Australia.
“Yes, we have approached Kusal Perera as a replacement for Warner. Like Warner, he is also a devastating batsman and our analyst informed us that he has been in tremendous form in last few months. Though nothing has finalized as yet, we are hopeful Perera will join our squad,” a Sunrisers Hyderabad official had told Cricket Age.
— Daniel Alexander (@daniel86cricket) March 30, 2018
Perera, who last played in a Test match for his home side back in 2016, has been vying for a comeback ever since. Though this was a golden opportunity for the opener to make a mark in the lucrative T20 league, his decision to stay back seems sensible.