No longer part in SRH’s decision making process: Warner
Australian batsman David Warner was the captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad once, but he is now not even in the decision-making process.
Things have turned quite an upside down for David Warner after the ball-tampering scandal. From being Australia’s vice-captain to somehow getting into the World Cup and with his IPL side Sunrisers Hyderabad, it is no different.
Warner once led Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League (IPL), but after coming back into the side this season, he is not even in the decision making process, the left-handed batsman revealed.
Hyderabad axed two senior players in the last game and when Warner was asked the reason behind it, he said –
“Today, there was a decision that they (the team management) made. I’m no longer part of that process, I don’t know what their thinking was – but when you lose that experience in the middle, it can be quite challenging and quite difficult for the new guys that come in.”
“But there is no excuses – we got off to a good start, we didn’t capitalise on those middle periods, there were a lot of ones, not many twos, they shut down the boundaries well and they bowled very well. We just missed a couple of opportunities to hit boundaries through that middle period,” he said.
Meanwhile, Warner believes not utilizing the middle overs cost them the game against Delhi Capitals.
“We got off to a good start, again, without losing a wicket. You look at the overs between seven and 13, we had a fair few dots, we didn’t find too many boundaries, and from that position we were in, you should be chasing, I think it was ten an over, 11 an over towards the back end. I think we probably didn’t utilise those middle periods as well as we’d like,” he concluded.