Will Warner ever return to play XI? Not if the new XI had won, Trevor Bayliss said.
David Warner was “shocked” and “disappointed” when being told he would no longer be Sunriser Hyderabad captain, their cricket director Tom Moody revealed. Moody explained that after five losses in six games under Warner chose the best four international player slots, with the team stating that Ken Williamson was their new captain.
“That means, first of all, he’s not going to play, it’s a decision based on a mix, we’ve come to the conclusion that the two offshore batteries, Allrounder and Rashid Khan, are the best combination. It̵7;s close, ”Moody told Star Sports ahead of the Sunrisers’ game against Rajasthan Royals on Sunday.[Jonny] Bairstow and Williamson’s form is high and we are very excited about the way they play.
“We had to make a difficult call and someone had to make a mistake and unfortunately for Davey, this time it was him. He was clearly shocked and disappointed and we would be disappointed if he didn’t feel that way.
“As 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 a team point of view and it’s great. Since then, he has been gathered around the team and, more importantly, the team has gathered around him. ”
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Although Warner has scored 193 goals, including two half a century in six innings on average of 32.16, his strike rate is only 110.28.The Sunrisers remain at the top of the table after winning one of six games-episodes. This was won one time out of seven games under Warner’s leadership.
Team coach Trevor Bayliss said the forward Sunrisers were looking for seasoned international stewardship, one of Mohammad Nabi and Jason Holder, and when asked if Warner would return to XI. Whether or not Bayliss said, if the new-looking team wins, it could mean an additional moment on the bench for Warner.
“It was a big decision. He was a soldier, he served the 12th man as you’d expect,” Baylis said after the first half. “With everyone, we would like to be with the same team in a lot of games, if we can that means playing well and winning a few games in a row. But it also means giving players a few opportunities and not leaving them at all. ”
After the Sunrisers lost their royal family on Sunday, Williamson pointed out that the Sunrisers have had several leaders in their squad, with many players in stints long with the squad. As he said “All the cards are on the table.” When asked if Warner would return to XI, he stressed that the team needed to stay together and that small adjustments could be a catalyst for the season change.
Sreshth Shah is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo @sreshthx.