Corona virus has resulted in cancellation of many domestic and international tournaments and series across the globe or matches are being played empty stands. 3-match ODI series between India and South Africa has been cancelled. World Road Safety T20 Series 2020 has been cancelled. 13th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) has been postponed till 15th April.
Lots of countries have posted ban on foreign travels. They have suspended visas of foreign nationals. With all these things, it seems that Australian players Pat Cummins, David Warner, Steve Smith and Glenn Maxwell might not be possible to come for IPL 2020. There have been dark clouds over the availability of other overseas players too.
But as far as the case of David Warner is concerned, it seems that he is ready to take part in the postponed IPL 2020. His manager James Erskine said that if IPL takes place, Warner will be part of it. James also said that if the league is cancelled, then things might be different.
James, Warner’s manager, was quoted as saying by the Age, “If the IPL is on, David Warner’s planning on going. If things change dramatically, which can happen in the space of an hour, the answer is you change your mind.”
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) would be very happy to hear this news as David Warner is their best batsman in the squad and stats also speak the same. Warner is considered one of the most destructive batsmen in the world in the shortest format of the game.
Warner won the orange cap in three editions of the IPL in 2015, 2017 and 2019. He scored an all impressive 848 runs in 17 encounters of 9th edition of IPL in 2016 with the help of nine half-centuries and helped his team SRH in securing their maiden IPL trophy.