The Indian Premier League (IPL) outfit on Wednesday released a statement confirming the development.
"Official update: Our skipper Kane Williamson is flying back to New Zealand, to usher in the latest addition to his family," Sunrisers Hyderabad wrote.
"Here's everyone at the #Riser camp wishing Kane Williamson and his wife a safe delivery and a lot of happiness!"
𝑶𝑭𝑭𝑰𝑪𝑰𝑨𝑳 𝑼𝑷𝑫𝑨𝑻𝑬:— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) May 18, 2022
Our skipper Kane Williamson is flying back to New Zealand, to usher in the latest addition to his family. 🧡
Here's everyone at the #Riser camp wishing Kane Williamson and his wife a safe delivery and a lot of happiness!#OrangeArmy #ReadyToRise pic.twitter.com/3CFbvN60r4
Kane Williamson, 31, led Sunrisers Hyderabad to their sixth win in IPL 2022 with a three-run victory over Mumbai Indians. The win helped SRH keep their faint hopes of making the IPL playoffs.
Kane Williamson has scored only 216 runs in 13 matches this season at an average of 19.64 with a strike rate of 93.50.
Sunrisers Hyderabad take on Punjab Kings in their last league game on Sunday. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Nicholas Pooran are the possible candidates to lead the side in the must-win game.
Even a win may not be enough for Hyderabad though. They are currently eighth in the ten-team league with 12 points.
Gujarat Titans (20 points) have already booked a playoff spot, while Rajasthan Royals and Luckow Super Giants are second and third with 16 points each.
Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore have 14 points each, with the former at 5th thanks to a better net run rate.
Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings are sixth and seventh with 12 points each.
All ten teams have played 13 matches each.