Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) Cricket director Tom Moody has confirmed that former captain David Warner has been left out of the Game XI for their 2021 IPL match against Rajasthan Royals (RR), which will be played on May 2, 2021 at Narendra Modi Stadium . in Ahmedabad.
David Warner was recently sacked as captain of the SRH team after the Orange Army had possibly their worst start in an Indian Premier League campaign as they lost five of the six matches played with just one win until now and are placed last. place on the points table.
SRH team management decided to replace Warner with Kane Williamson as captain, given his history, as he led the team to their second IPL final in the 2018 IPL tournament when Warner was banned for a year and was their top batsman in IPL 2021 as well, often being responsible for accelerating towards the SRH innings.
He [The Change In Captaincy] First means Warner isn’t playing today: Tom Moody on David Warner
As the Sunrisers Hyderabad prepared to take on the Rajasthan Royals, who are in the same boat as them with just two wins in 6 games and 4 points to their name, SRH director of cricket operations Tom Moody in a Pre-game discussion confirmed that with the change of captain, David Warner was not included in the game XI for the game against RR.
“He [the change in captaincy] first of all means that Warner is not playing today. We must have made a tough call – someone must be missing and unfortunately it is him. He is shocked and disappointed. Everyone would be disappointed. He accepted the logic behind what we want to achieve from a franchise perspective.
He rallied around the team and above all, the team rallied around him. I don’t think what happened in the past is not as relevant and we have made some significant changes on the pitch in the last 24-48 hours ”. Moody said.
David Warner has struggled with the bat as well, scoring 193 points in 6 games with 2 half centuries at a strike rate of just 110.28 and has only hit 15 fours and 6 sixes so far in the tournament. . On the flip side, Kane Williamson’s 108 runs in 3 matches have reached a strike rate of 135 and he is yet to be fired with the highest score of 66 *.