On account of ball-tampering scandal, David Warner was handed a lifetime ban from leadership positions by Cricket Australia. But he was all set to act as a captain in Global Canada T20 for the team of Winnipeg Hawks. He will replace Dwayne Bravo for the rest of the tournament.
The coach for Winnipeg Hawks, Waqar Yunis said that Warner will be the perfect choice to lead the team by his long experience as the captain as well as a player for Australia and many overseas franchises like Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League.
Yunis said that “I’m sure he’s going to be a good leader when it comes to captaincy.
“(Warner) is a leader. He’s a team man. I’ve seen him in IPL and I’ve seen him as a leader. He’s up there, he’s upfront and he likes to give whatever his knowledge is, he’s always there.”
He was the title winner for Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2016. He just lost only one rain-curtailed game in October 2017. The Pakistani all-rounder Imam Wasim will replace Dwayne Bravo for the rest of the series for Winnipeg Hawks.
Steven Smith and David Warner were handed one-year ban on account of proven guilty of the ball-tampering malice from the domestic and international cricket. But David Warner and Steven Smith signed for Global Canada T20 League. Steven Smith played an impressive inning for other team but David Warner scored only 1,4, and 1 runs in the previous matches for Winnipeg Hawks.
He is about to play for Winnipeg Hawks in at least two league matches. His team topped the points table with two wins followed by West Indies B and Vancouver Knights. These ratings were evaluated on the basis of net run rate.
According to Warner, this is a good opportunity for him to bounce back.
“For me it’s about getting back into the rhythm of cricket again, making sure I’m putting my best foot forward for this tournament, making sure that I’m putting 100% in all the time, giving advice to the guys who don’t get the opportunity to play on the big stage as well, and just to compete.” He concluded.