Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad are in a state of muddle after their key players of this Indian Premier League season, Steve Smith(RR) and David Warner(SRH) were banned for 12 months for their role in the ball tampering incident in South Africa.
RR have already announced the captaincy roll that will be donned by Ajinkya Rahane but they will have to look for a appropriate replacement for a strong middle order batsman.
SRH, on the other hand, have bigger woes starting with the captaincy part. The SRH management have to take a big and immediate decision about the who is going to be the captain of SRH in this year’s edition of the cricketing extravaganza. Another major woe that they will have to address is of that of a opening partner for Shikhar Dhawan. The 2016 IPL Champions had to rely the most on Warner’s master batting display and his adhesion with Dhawan to bring the cup home.