The left-hander has been in great from at the international level and also for the franchise in IPL after missing the initial stages of the tournament due to injury. His elevation to the leadership role is the perfect reward. Recently, he hit a record double hundred (248) in a one dayer for India A against South Africa A.
In this year's Indian Premier League (IPL), SRH were led by Kumar Sangakkara and Cameron White. Now, the team has decided to hand the responsibility to the Delhi boy.
Sangakkara has opted to play for Kandurata Maroons in CLT20.
SRH will playing in the qualifying stage of the tournament. The qualifiers start on September 17 in Mohali.
Sunrisers Hyderabad squad: Shikhar Dhawan (captain), Parthiv Patel, Cameron White, JP Duminy, Dale Steyn, Darren Sammy, Biplab Samantray, Thisara Perera, Karan Sharma, Hanuma Vihari, Ashish Reddy, Ishant Sharma, Anand Rajan.