For which team David Warner will be seen playing in IPL 2022, it will be decided in the mega auction. Warner said that he will put his name up for auction and does not expect Sunrisers Hyderabad to retain him. IPL 2021 was very disappointing for the Kangaroo batsman and due to poor form, Warner was also dropped in the playing XI. He was stripped of the captaincy of SRH due to frequent flops in the first leg and Kane Williamson was appointed the new captain of the team. Warner shared the pain of his ill-treatment through an Instagram post.
Warner told ‘SEN’ radio, ‘I will put my name in the auction pool. As per the recent IPL indications, I will not be retained by Sunrisers, so I am looking forward to a fresh start. I was laughing at the argument that was made that two players were hitting the ball with the bat better than me.’ Sunrisers won the IPL title in 2016 under Warner’s captaincy but he was not selected in the team in the last six matches of the UAE leg of the 2021 season. The Australian opener has led the Hyderabad team for five years and the team’s performance under his captaincy was very good. He has also been the highest run-scorer for SRH.
Warner’s performance in the 14th season of the Indian Premier League was not very special and he scored 195 runs in 8 matches at a modest average of 24.37 and a strike rate of 107.73. In the UAE leg, Warner got a chance in only two matches, in which he could not even open his account in one and he scored just 2 runs in the second match. Talking about Warner’s IPL career, he has scored 5449 runs in 150 matches so far and his strike rate is 139.96. Warner is the only batsman in IPL history to complete fifty of his fifty.