David Warner: David Warner is famous for his fiery batting. He has won many matches for the Australia team on his own. Now Sydney Sixers coach Greg Shippard has requested Cricket Australia (CA) to allow cricketer David Warner to lead the home team at least
Warner was banned
Warner was banned from all forms of cricket for a year along with then captain Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft following the ‘sandpaper-gate scandal’ during the Test series in South Africa. Smith was allowed to return to the leadership role after a one-year ban, while Warner has been allowed to play.
This legend praised Warner
Greg Shipard said, ‘I think David has waited a long time. He is back in the Australian team and is making a great contribution to the team around the world and to cricket in general. Shippard felt that the BBL had to be with its player, as current rules prevented players such as Steve Smith from returning for the Sixers during the end of last season in Australia’s premier domestic event.
Smith should get a chance
He further said, ‘If Smith is willing to play in our team, then he must be given a chance. The same goes for Josh Hazlewood, David Warner, Pat Cummins or Cameron Green and the players across the country who have been brilliant in all formats in the Australian team.
Shipyard said CA should consider the option of scrapping the ban, which is preventing Warner from leading a side so that he can captain the Sixers in the upcoming BBL season.