SRH has a number of leaders, it is essential that we stay tight: Williamson on Warner

Newly appointed Sunrisers Hyderabad captain Kane Williamson believes conversations about the future of his predecessor David Warner in the XI are still ongoing as the Australian is a world-class player.

Warner was stripped of his SRH captain’s job on Saturday after the team lost five of their first six games and Williamson’s rise to the post was not a game-changer as they suffered a 55-point loss to the hands of the Rajasthan Royals.

“There are several leaders in the group. It is important that we stay tight. And for us it’s about building as a team and making adjustments, ”Williamson looked a little uncomfortable on the Warner issue during the post-match presentation.

The skipper said the team needs to be clear on strategies and execution.

“Rather than striving for victory too much, we just need to be clear on how we should operate. Warner is a world class player and we have our cards on the table. I’m sure there are a number of conversations to be had, ”Williamson was elusive at best.

On the game front, he admitted that once the Royals posted 220 for 3, the chase was going to be tough anyway.

“A difficult day. A very competitive total of RR. It was Jos Day and it was exceptional. With the bat you need a few items to keep up with your path and when you lose wickets it is that much harder to hunt 220.

“We’ve had a lot of challenges over the past three weeks, but we need to make small adjustments and improve our performance. Jos and Sanju were essential, so we wanted Rashid to launch as many deliveries as possible against them. “

Buttler and Samson had sewn a winning stand of 150 races.

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