David Warner was dropped from the SRH playing XI in the last two games, and reports suggest that the southpaw was not allowed to travel in the team bus ahead of the CSK clash. The Australian opener could only manage 0 and 2 in his recent outings, which eventually ruled him out of the playing XI.
David Warner has been considered as one of the marquee players in the SRH squad, who captained the SRH to their maiden tournament win in 2016. But, his poor run in the 14th edition of the IPL became a major concern for the team and eventually he was dropped from the playing XI in the last two games. The opening batsmen could score only 195 runs from eight matches at an average of 24.37 in the ongoing season. Earlier, Kane Williamson had replaced Warner as SRH captain after the team’s poor performance in the Indian leg of the tournament.
The absence of the destructive opener in the playing XI opened doors for fuming debates among fans and cricket experts. As per the reports, David Warner wasn’t even allowed to travel with the team to the stadium last (Thurday) night for the clash against the Chennai Super Kings.
I don’t think Warner is that bad to not make it to the 18. Second let him carry drinks. He builds your brand. He is good TV. He connects with fans. By kicking him out and not allowing him to come to the hotel, you are losing your fan base. Who is taking these calls for Sunrisers?— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) September 30, 2021
I cleared this with Boria sir. I asked him Warner didn't travel or he wasn't allowed? He said he wasn't allowed.— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) October 1, 2021
The Kane Williamson-led side, who are already out of the playoffs race this season, suffered a six-wicket defeat against the Chennai Super Kings on Thursday.
David Warner has scored 5,449 runs from 150 matches at an average of 41.59 in IPL.