David Warner is All Set to Play for Sunrisers Hyderabad

Published 03/19/2020, 1:41 PM EDT


The Australian opener, David Warner is ready to defy the travel ban to play in IPL 2020. Owing to the coronavirus pandemic, Australia has abandoned its citizens from traveling overseas. However, Warner has confirmed his participation in the tournament.

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Due to the outbreak of coronavirus in the world, the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) has also been postponed to mid-April. The 13th edition of IPL was scheduled to start on March 29,2020. Though, there is still no clear picture regarding the commencement of the tournament. Also, the Indian government has denied issuing visas to the foreign players for security reasons until April 15, 2020. 

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David Warner is one of the most destructive players in the cricket world. He is an asset to his IPL Franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad. Warner is one of those rare players who have won the orange cap thrice in the IPL. He scored most runs as a batsman in the year 2015, 2017 and 2019. He played a key role in making Sunrisers Hyderabad win their maiden IPL title in 2016.

While talking to a leading portal, David Warner’s manager confirmed his presence in this season of IPL. However, it all depends on the fact whether the league would take place or get abandoned. 

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“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,” Warner’s manager James Erskine said as quoted by The Age.

The presence of David Warner in the IPL 2020 is very important for his team as this time he is the captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad.

BCCI is most likely to decide the fate of IPL 2020 within a couple of days. Chances are that the IPL can either get canceled this year or postponed for a couple of months.

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Amid the various speculation, all we can do is to wait for some official announcement by BCCI or the Franchises to get clarity regarding the upcoming Indian Premier League. 

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