Williamson has a $460,000 deal with the Sunrisers for this season, which starts April 7. Warner, who was banned for a year on Wednesday along with disgraced Australian captain Steve Smith, had a $1.9 million contract. Warner and Smith, who has been barred from playing for Rajastan Royals in the IPL, were at the centre of a ball-tampering scandal during Australia's series in South Africa.
Kane Williamson has been appointed as captain of SunRisers Hyderabad for IPL 2018. pic.twitter.com/b5SMK8086U— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) March 29, 2018
The pair were among the highest-paid foreign stars in the IPL. Hyderabad, who won the 2016 IPL, will host Rajasthan in their opening match on April 9.
Kane Williamson to captain Sunrisers Hyderabad https://t.co/Wz3pC2ecuc— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) March 29, 2018
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has been appointed skipper of @SunRisers in the wake of David Warner's suspension for his part in the ball-tampering incident.https://t.co/Po7YlucWup pic.twitter.com/jxTKECCIG2— ICC (@ICC) March 29, 2018