Indian Premier League franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad have announced the replacement player for David Warner. Warner, who was due to captain the Sunrisers, resigned from the role in the wake of the Australia ball-tampering scandal and has since been banned from participating in this year’s tournament by the BCCI.
Sunrisers Hyderabad signed England batsman Alex Hales as a replacement
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England batsman Alex Hales who has been signed by Indian Premier League side Sunrisers Hyderabad as David Warner’s replacement had gone unsold when the IPL auction took place in January.
“I’m excited to be given this chance to play in arguably the biggest domestic tournament in the world,” Hales said.
Hales, a Board of Control for Cricket in India release said, was bought for his base price of Rs. 1 crore from the Registered and Available Player Pool (RAPP) list.
Hales, who was part of the Mumbai Indian in 2015, is yet to make his IPL debut. In 173 T20 innings, he has made 4704 runs (with two hundreds) at 28.85 with a strike rate of 143.5.
Hales is the only English batsman with an international T20 hundered. He is also the only player from England to feature in the top 10 list of the ICC T20I rankings.