Will Warner return to play XI? Not if the new XI makes a winning streak, says Trevor Baileys
David Warner was “shocked” and “disappointed” when he was told he would no longer be captain of Sunrises Hyderabad, revealed their cricket director Tom Moody. Moody explained that after five losses in six games under Warner, it was a matter of choosing how best to use the four slots for players abroad, with the team designating Kane Williamson as their new captain.
“This first means that he will not play, a pure decision based on a combination. We came to the conclusion that the two foreign bullies, allrounder and Rashid Khan is the best combination. We looked at him closely,”
“We had to have a tough conversation and someone had to miss it, and unfortunately for Davey, this time it’s him. He was obviously shocked and disappointed. And we would be disappointed if he didn’t feel that way.
“As with elite athletes, they want to play and prove themselves and do the best they can for the team. But he has come to terms with the logic behind what we are trying to achieve from the team’s point of view, and he is great since then. He has gathered around the team and, more importantly, the team has gathered around him. “
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Although Warner scored 193 tracks, including two and a half centuries, in six innings at an average of 32.16, his hit rate was only 110.28. The Sunrisers were also at the bottom of the table after a win of six games – now a win of seven – under Warner.
Trevor Baileys, the team’s coach, said that the Sunrisers, as they progressed, would seek to get out of an experienced overseas circle – one of Mohammad Nabi and Jason Holder. And when asked if Warner will return to XI, Bayliss said that if the team with a new look proves profitable, it could mean an extended period on the bench for Warner.
“It’s a big decision, he’s a soldier, he’s performing the duties of the 12th man, as you would expect,” Baileys said after the first half of the match. “We would all like to stick to the same team for many games if we can. That means playing well and winning several games in a row. But it also means giving players a few chances and not throwing them away after one. game. “
Following the loss of the Sunrisers to the Royals on Sunday, Williamson pointed out that the Sunrisers have many leaders on their team, with a number of players lasting a long time on the team. While saying “all the cards are on the table” when asked if Warner will return to XI, he stressed that the team needs to stay together and small adjustments can be the catalyst for a change of season.
Sreshth Shah is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo. @sreshthx