Making Williamson captain could be a shrewd move on part of the SRH think tank, much like what they did when they made Warner captain.
They invested in a foreigner who they felt could take the team forward and while Warner did not have much captaincy experience while he was handed the SRH captaincy, Williamson does.
Williamson has been admirably leading the Black Caps ever since Brendon McCullum retired, taking forward the attacking brand of captaincy that McCullum had so beautifully inculcated in the ‘Kiwi’ culture.
The one thing that could go against Williamson is his lack of experience in the IPL, as he has played just 15 games in the IPL. However, he does have a stellar record in those 15 games, having scored 411 runs at an average of 31.62 with a strike rate of 129+.
His attacking captaincy style and record with the Black Caps could tilt the tables in his favour.
Now, while earlier, Williamson was not a sure starter for SRH, with Warner now almost certain to not play, Williamson could slot in at number 3 permanently.