BBL vs ILT20: Aussie opener David Warner takes advantage of lucrative ILT20 – UAE T20 tournament and his country’s big…
BBL vs ILT20: Australia opener David Warner had to choose between the lucrative ILT20 – UAE T20 tournament and his country’s Big Bash League. With both leagues clashing, the southpaw has signed with Sydney Thunder on a two-year deal. Warner mentioned that his daughters were a big reason for his decision and his nine-year absence from the BBL. Follow Big Bash League Season 12 updates with InsideSport.IN
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“My ‘girls’ have told me they would love to see me play at home and in the BBL… It will be great for us as a family to be part of the BBL, and I’m really looking forward to sharing that with them,” Warner said. Cited by cricket.com.au.
It is important to note that the player will play for the franchise only after the Test series against South Africa. He can play at least five matches in the Big Bash League starting December 13.
The news of David Warner’s BBL signing is a big deal for Cricket Australia. At a time when there are various franchise-based leagues, Warner’s decision to play in the BBL comes as a huge boost for the league.
— Sydney Thunder (@thunderbbl) August 20, 2022
Warner is not new to the Sydney franchise. This player has played for them in the past. The team is yet to announce a team captain after their skipper Usman Khawaja left for the Brisbane franchise.
Warner hopes his BBL contribution will also help the country’s upcoming players. “I care deeply about the game, and I am aware that the conditions I enjoy as a professional cricketer have largely come from other senior players who have come before me. This is how the game is shaped and I realize that my contribution to the future of the BBL will hopefully benefit the next generation of players long after I retire.”
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