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IPL Staff in Mumbai 25 March 2014 - 11:40am IST

Shikhar Dhawan to lead Sunrisers Hyderabad

Sammy appointed as vice-captain ahead of Pepsi IPL 2014

Shikhar Dhawan has been appointed the captain of the Sunrisers Hyderabad for Pepsi IPL 2014 while West Indies T20 captain, Darren Sammy has been named as his deputy.

The franchise had retained Dhawan ahead of the 2014 Player Auction while Sammy was bought back for Rs. 3.5 crores using the right to match card.

Kumar Sangakkara led the Sunrisers for most of their first IPL season, in 2013, while Cameron White chipped into the leadership role in a few games. Dhawan was appointed the captain in the 2013 CLT20 and will continue to handle the reins of the team this IPL.

Dhawan was the top run-getter for the Sunrisers in IPL 2013 with 311 runs in 10 innings at 38.87 while Sammy often finished matches for the team en route his 174 runs and eight wickets in 10 matches.

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