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Saturday, 31 March 2018 - 18:12
Alex Hales joins Sunrisers as Warner's replacement
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England ODI batsman Alex Hales has been signed by Sunrisers Hyderabad as a replacement for David Warner.

The former Australian vice-captain was set to captain the franchise, but resigned and was then banned by the BCCI from playing in the tournament for his part in the ball-tampering scandal that emerged in South Africa this week.

Sunrisers' move for Hales means that his gamble to become a white-ball specialist despite missing out in the IPL auction has paid off - stressing his availability in the event of any replacements being needed.

He was bought for his base price of INR 1 crore (USD 154,000) from the available player pool list.

He will leave for India as soon as possible. The IPL begins on April 7, while Sunrisers' first match is on April 9 against Rajasthan Royals.

Sunrisers will now be captained by New Zealand's Kane Williamson, another consequence of the ball-tampering fallout.
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