David Warner is sensationally dropped as captain of his IPL group with a Kiwi teammate chosen to switch him – because the Aussie cricket star stays stranded in India amid the nation’s Covid-19 disaster
- Warner axed from captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad, as introduced on Saturday
- Kiwi cricketer Kane Williamson will change Warner because the group’s new captain
- Warner joined the membership in 2014 and captained group in 2016 and through final yr
- Warner and different Aussies cricketers together with Steve Smith stranded in India
- Industrial flights from India suspended and strict new journey legal guidelines launched
Australian cricketer David Warner has been dropped because the captain of his Indian Premier League group as he stays stranded within the Covid-stricken nation.
The Sunrisers Hyderabad introduced the modifications on Saturday evening and confirmed New Zealander Kane Williamson shall be stepping as much as change him.
Warner might even be sidelined for the group’s upcoming match in opposition to the Rajasthan Royals – with English batsman Jason Roy showing to be a possible substitute.
Warner first joined the membership in 2014 earlier than happening to captain the aspect in 2016 after which dropping the position because of the 2018 ball-tampering scandal.
He led the group once more in 2020 after Williamson took over captaincy.
Australian cricketer David Warner (pictured with spouse Candice Warner) has been dropped because the captain from his Indian Premier League group the Sunrisers Hyderabad
‘Sunrisers Hyderabad want to announce that Kane Williamson shall be taking on the captaincy for tomorrow’s match and for the rest of IPL 2021,’ the Sunrisers mentioned in an announcement.
‘The group administration has additionally made the choice that they are going to be altering their abroad mixture for tomorrow’s match in opposition to Rajasthan Royals.
‘This choice has not come evenly because the administration respects the big affect David Warner has had for the franchise over quite a few years. As we face the rest of the season we’re certain David will proceed to assist us attempt for achievement each on and off the sphere.’
The Sunrisers have had a woeful begin to the season profitable simply certainly one of six matches with Warner copping criticism for his current efficiency scoring 57 runs off 55 balls in opposition to the Chennai Tremendous Kings.
The 34-year-old accepted duty for the lacklustre efficiency.
‘I take full duty for the way in which I batted, I batted sluggish and hit the fielders,’ he mentioned.
Warner together with his spouse Candice. He first joined the membership in 2014 earlier than happening to captain the aspect in 2016
Kiwi cricketer Kane Williamson (left) will step up and change Warner because the captain for the rest of the season
‘I in all probability hit 15 good photographs to fielders and they’re those that make or break the innings. I took too many balls.’
Warner who is called one of many main batsmen within the IPL is holding an unusually low strike price of 110.28 this season.
His captaincy stripping comes amid India’s worsening Covid-19 disaster with Aussie gamers together with Warner, Steve Smith and Pat Cummins all unable to return house.
Warner stays stranded in India because the nation’s Covid-19 disaster worsens every day
Thirty-four Australians stay in India – 12 gamers, 11 coaches, 4 commentators, two umpires and 5 help employees, in addition to a commentator from New Zealand who lives in Australia.
As many as 9,000 Australians – together with the nation’s prime cricket gamers – have been stranded in India by the federal government’s ban on flights from the Covid-ravaged nation till Might 15.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison suspended all direct business flights and chartered repatriation flights on Tuesday afternoon as India suffers an enormous surge in instances and deaths.