Dashing Australian opener David Warner might opt out of Big-Bash League 2020 for giving himself some rest before hectic international schedule. Due to the prevailing Covid-19 conditions, players have to live in bio-bubble for entire tournament or series. Apart form that, they have to also follow the mandatory quarantine before any series.
David Warner, who is currently captaining Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2020, has been a little out of touch in the four matches so far. But his team has done well, winning two matches in row after two consecutive losses.
Warner has also captained Sydney Thunders in Big-Bash League 2012-13, where he scored a 51 ball 102 on his captaincy debut. The 2020 edition of Big Bash League is slated to organised from December to February 2021. But Cricket Australia will also host Indian team for five match Test series in the same period and it won’t be easy for international player to switch from one bio-bubble to another seamlessly.
Australia will also travel to New Zealand for a limited-overs series following BBL before players will come back to India for IPL 2021 in March. This will mean, if Warner plays in BBL he will spend almost half a year switching bio-bubble far from his family.
David Warner’s manager James Erskine cleared in an interview that Warner is not concerned about money and family has always remained his priority. Erskine gave such information on the account that Warner has not talked anything about BBL and this means Warner is not thinking about this year.
“It’s not to do with the money, it’s to do with whether he wants to do it. I haven’t discussed it with him but I would think he’s more than likely to spend time with his family than in the BBL. The fact we haven’t had the conversation probably tells me he won’t,” Erskine told the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.