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Warner confirms he won’t return to the Big Bash League

By Bet Barter

November 24, 2020

David Warner has confirmed that he won’t be taking part in the Big Bash League until he retires from international cricket. When the BBL started back in 2014, Warner was arguably BBL’s most eye-catching player. However, after a terrific international career with the Aussies, Warner hasn’t looked back at the BBL. Committed full to international cricket, Warner has skipped the BBL for the last 7 years. With a grueling schedule for the Aussies, Warner believes that he rarely gets to spend quality time with his wife and children.

Moreover, Warner has also expressed his opinions regarding the new changes introduced in the BBL this season. Although he believes it won’t be deteriorating the quality of play, there is no need to tinker with the current set of rules.

Warner has also voiced his opinion on the current quarantine and bio-bubble procedures. He believes that although necessary, it leaves the players with very little time to interact with their families. This, indirectly, affects their performance on the pitch.

Speaking further regarding the powerplay rule, he believes it will give an edge to the batsman. As per the new Powerplay Surge Rule, the initial 6 powerplay rules will be reduced to 4. However, the next 2 powerplay overs can be taken anytime after the completion of the 10th over. This, according to Warner, will help the batsman to put up extra runs on the board.

No time to visit family - David Warner

The Australian batsman believes that with a jam-packed schedule, players deserve some family time. However, with the bio-bubble in order, he hardly has got any time this year with his family.

The Australian squad players believe this is something that needs to be addressed. Hence, the upcoming series against India has quite a T20 feel to it. This will help the team prepare for the upcoming T20 World Cups, in 2021 and 2022.

The current Australian team has been picked keeping in mind the upcoming World Cups as the main priority. With the BBL and the series against India colliding, Warner has clearly opted for the latter. He believes that with the series set to take place in 3 days, he has ample time to stay with his family.

Warner was arguably SRH’s best batsman this season. The Aussie powerhouse smashed 548 runs in just 16 matches. Warner has been SRH’s most consistent batsman for quite some time now. This was the 6th IPL season in which he smashed 500+ runs.

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