On Monday, Sunrisers Hyderabad announced (via Twitter) that Dhawan will lead the team and West Indies' all-rounder Darren Sammy will be his deputy. Last season, Kumar Sangakkara was Sunrisers' captain.
Before this year's players auction, Dhawan was one of the two players retained by Sunrisers. The other player was fast bowler Dale Steyn.
"We heard you & are proud to announce @darrensammy88 as Vice Captain & @imshikharD as Captain for IPL 14. Thanks for all your support #Riseup," a tweet from Sunriers' official Twitter handle @SunRisers, said today.
Both Dhawan and Sammy are currently playing in ICC World Twenty20 2014. Sammy is the captain of West Indies team.
IPL 7 begins in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on April 16. Sunrisers begin their campaign on April 18 against Rajasthan Royals in Abu Dhabi.