Swashbuckling opening batsman from Australia David Warner has become hero to zero this IPL Season for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Starting the season as captain of the team, Warner was axed from the SRH XI 2nd time this season on Monday. Such was the situation that Warner decided to stay in hotel instead of coming to ground after being axed from the team in the last match. And as SRH is getting ready to play CSK in their 11th match, Warner will again not be seen in the ground.
According to the information available – it has been decided between the parties that Warner will not play anymore this season. Insidesport reached out to a source in SRH, who logically gave a very clear cut answer – that SRH & David Warner’s long running association has all but ended
“Fresh auctions will be conducted next season. All teams will start a fresh. SRH has done badly in last two seasons so don’t we deserve a fresh start? Warner & SRH had a great association but it will be time to make a fresh start”, declared the source.
Team coach Trevor Bayliss also confirmed the development to an extent.
“We’ve got a lot of young players here. For this match, we decided to make a few changes in the team but to give some of the young players a chance who haven’t been a part of 18. Give them an opportunity to experience the game to the players who stayed at the hotel and didn’t even get a chance to come to the ground. We want to give these young guys as many as experience as we can. For this game, David Warner, Kedar Jadhav and Nadeem stayed at the hotel,” SRH coach Trevor Bayliss told reporters.
Earlier in the Phase 1 of the season, their were reports of Warner having arguments with the team management on exclusion of Manish Pandey from the team. The things got so heated that time, that Warner was excluded from the XI and Williamson took over the captaincy.
Now in Phase 2 after 2 failures Jason Roy took his place. He managed to score just 0 and 2 in the first two matches in UAE. As a result, SRH decided to opt for debutant Jason Roy who pounced on the opportunity.
Warner himself confirmed his exclusion and also the fact that he will not play the season again via a tweet.