Cricket news; David Warner wants to be a captain again after shock Indian Premier League axing


David Warner could be in for a massive payday at the next Indian Premier League auction despite his axing this season, but there’s one other big ticket item on his wish list.

David Warner believes being captain “makes me play a lot better” as the Australian opener revealed his disappointment at being dumped by his Indian Premier League franchise.

Despite being fourth on the all-time IPL run-scoring list, Warner was first axed as skipper of Sunrisers Hyderabad and then dropped from the team completely after just two innings when the tournament resumed last month.

The 34-year-old, who has a lifetime captaincy ban in Australia for his involvement in the sandpaper scandal in South Africa, has declared his desire to captain another IPL team after making his exit from Sunrisers complete.

“(Captaincy) is definitely something I love doing,” he said.

“If it did arise, I’d love to do it. A person of my character can get people up and about. I’m energetic, I call a spade a spade, I would love every individual to perform at their best and hold everyone accountable to their actions.

”It makes me play a lot better, also having had a taste of it in this environment makes it easier as well. I shared that role at Sunrisers with Kane (Williamson) a fair bit. It was also great to have other leaders in and around the franchise.”

In an interview with Sports Today in India, Warner said he couldn’t explain why he was axed as captain, as he wasn’t given a reason.

“The disappointing thing for me was not being explained why I was dropped as captain,” he said.

“I think if you want to go along the lines of form, it’s a difficult one because I guess whatever you’ve done in the past would have some weight moving forward, especially when you’ve played 100 games for the franchise.

“You don‘t know who is going for you, who wants you to be selected, who doesn’t. End of the day you’re told you’re not playing.

“It’s difficult, a bitter pill to swallow, but I don’t think I will ever get answers and must move on.”

Warner batted just twice when the IPL resumed, facing only six balls for scores of zero and two before he was dropped for the remainder of the tournament.

Despite that, he is set to attract significant attention in the next mega-auction ahead of the 2022 tournament, with two new teams set to make the IPL a 10-team event.

“Sometimes you get the feeling that you’re not going to be retained by a franchise, with little signs that you could see in and around the group,” he said. ”

“It’s time to look forward, there’s another auction coming up.”

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Publish date : 2021-10-12 23:17:53

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