As Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) took a bold step by sacking David Warner from the harbor master’s office and also benching him for a few matches in the ongoing 2021 IPL tournament, former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar suggested a possible replacement for the Australian in the SRH Team.
David Warner has struggled both as captain and as captain as the Sunrisers have lost 5 out of 6 games so far in the Indian Premier League (IPL 14) and are placed at the bottom of the points table . This led the SRH think tank made up of coach Trevor Bayliss, cricket director Tom Moody, VVS mentors Laxman and Muttiah Muralitharan, deciding to relieve Warner from his captain position and make Kane Williamson the captain for the rest of the IPL 2021 season.
The collective then decided to make Kane Williamson the captain for the remainder of the tournament, also mentioned that David Warner would miss a few games to catch his breath and get his mojo back.
If he’s not in Game Eleven from the next game or the game after that, you’ll know exactly why he was left out: Sanjay Manjrekar
Cricketer-turned-commentator Sanjay Manjrekar believes the reason David Warner was left out of SRH’s XI could be because SRH wants to rectify his bowling problems, especially after Bhuvneshwar Kumar was injured for the second consecutive season of the IPL. .
“The only reason I see him being removed as captain is that they want someone like Jason Holder to come in or have another revolutionary spinner like Rashid Khan in the form of Mujeeb. But once again it will be an interesting call. But if he is not among the eleven players in the next game or the next game, you will know exactly why he was excluded. “ said Manjrekar.
Jason Holder will be a better option given he strengthened the SRH squad in IPL 2020 when he came in to replace Mitchell Marsh and gleaned 66 runs and 14 wickets in just 7 games to initiate a massive turnaround that resulted in 3rd place in SRH. .
David Warner didn’t deserve to be abandoned: Sanjay Manjrekar
However, Manjrekar admitted that dropping David Warner from the game XI is not the solution to the problem and Australia’s opener does not deserve this treatment. He also argued that SRH lost 4 of its 6 games in pursuit of the normal total when Warner couldn’t have much of an impact on his leadership.
“I was a great admirer of David Warner. He is a batsman that I consider a symbol of the consistency of a foreign player. I mean, IPL after IPL, this guy delivered for Sunrisers Hyderabad. And [this year as well] it hasn’t been the case where he hasn’t had a run or looked out of shape where you need to drop him… Warner doesn’t deserve to be abandoned.
Harbor master’s office also, there were 3 races in the race that they should have won easily, where is the harbor master’s office there? There was also a Super Over. If they had beaten better, they would have won 4 victories there ”. Manjrekar claimed.
Sunrisers Hyderabad will face Rajasthan Royals in Delhi in the shock of the bottom teams.