India’s new batting sensation Shikhar Dhawan will captain Sunrisers Hyderabad in this year's Champions League Twenty20 cricket tournament to begin on Tuesday.
The left-handed opener has been entrusted with the responsibility after Sri Lankan veteran Kumar Sangakkara decided to play for his home side Kandurata Maroons in upcoming tournament.
"Meet the new #SRH Captain for #CLT20! Utho, Chalo, Let's #RiseUp!" read a post on Sunrisers Hyderabad team's Twitter handle with Dhawan's picture below it.
The announcement was made on Saturday.
Dhawan will lead the Hyderabad outfit which boasts of players like former West Indies skipper Darren Sammy, J P Duminy, Dale Steyn, Cameron White.
Dhawan was the leading runscorer for Sunrisers in IPL-6, scoring 311 runs in 10 matches at 38.87.