Will David Warner play IPL 2021 or not? Most fans of Sunrisers Hyderabad want to know the answer to this question. In the last few weeks, most of the prominent players from England, New Zealand, Bangladesh, and West Indies have confirmed their availability for the 2nd leg of the Indian Premier League in UAE in September-October 2021. However, earlier ECB had cleared that they won’t send their players. But, BCCI solves this issue by communicating with ECB. IPL 2021 was originally held in India in the month of April and May before rising Covid cases inside bio-bubble and forced a suspension.
As per the report, Cricket Australia has left it to the cricketers to decide whether to play in IPL 2021 in UAE or not. According to Telegraph, Marcus Stoinis and Steve Smith have confirmed their availability for the UAE leg of IPL. While Pat Cummins has said that he’s unlikely to participate in the 2nd leg of IPL. Will David play IPL 2021?? That is the big question because SRH management relieved him from captaincy and also dropped him from playing XI.
Will David Warner play IPL 2021?
On 10 August, Warner has indirectly confirmed his participation in the second phase of IPL in UAE through a post on his Instagram account. Warner posted his picture in the orange jersey while raising his bat and he wrote, “I’ll be back…..”
With this post, he has cleared all the doubts about the question, will Warner play IPL 2021 or not?
Why did Warner get dropped from IPL?
David who has won the orange cap three times from the SRH side and has been a regular player on the SRH team since 2014, was dropped out from the SRH’s playing XI for the first time in the 1st phase of IPL 2021. In IPL 2021, David Warner has scored 193 runs in six games with two half-centuries and at an average of 32.16. He was the 2nd highest run-getter for his team. But his strike rate under 111 is what was not looking good. He was axed from captaincy as well. (source)
He will be looking for a strong comeback in the second leg of IPL 2021 in UAE.