Dazzling cricketer Shikhar Dhawan is expertly supervising Sunrisers Hyderabad after being handed the reins of the IPL franchise. This can be easily established by the strong performance of Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Champions League T20 tourney. Keeping his captainship first and foremost, Dhawan resolutely led the Sunrisers in the CLT20 tournament even though they couldn’t make it to the semis.
It will be a battle to avoid the wooden spoon for bottom-placed Faisalabad Wolves and Kandurata Maroons, while table-toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad and Otago Volts will hope to continue their winning spree in the inconsequential double-header qualifiers on Friday.
Otago Volts enhanced their chances to qualify for the Champions League Twenty20 as Ryan ten Doeschate led the Kiwi side to a convincing six-wicket victory over Kandurata Maroons with his all round performance on Wednesday.
Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath might have been named in the Kandurata Maroons team for the Champions League Twenty20 but he is yet to get clearance to play in the tournament, the Sri Lanka Cricket said on Wednesday.
Shikhar Dhawan led from front with a sparkling half-century as Sunrisers Hyderabad trounced Kandurata Maroons by eight wickets in their opening match of the Champions League Twenty20 Qualifiers, here on Tuesday.