David Warner

David Warner
aus Australia
Nick name
David Warner
Batting style
Left hand bat
Bowling style
Right Arm Leg Spin
Current Team
Indian Premier League 2016
October 27, 1986

David Warner answered critics when he made a successful transition to Test cricket from the limited-overs format. The first Australian cricketer in 132 years to be selected to the National team without playing first-class cricket, Warner also became the first cricketer to record centuries in back-to-back T20 matches. He scored 89 on his international Twenty20 debut, against South Africa, and held his own against the likes of Makhaya Ntini, Dale Steyn and Lonwabo Tsotsobe. He was quickly signed by the Delhi Daredevils and was retained by the franchise when they outbid the others at the IPL Player Auction 2011. And after spending five seasons with the Delhi franchise, he was signed by Sunrisers Hyderabad at the IPL Player Auction 2014 and has since been the fulcrum of the Sunrisers’ top order. He has been their most prolific run-scorer over the past two editions and will lead the team on the field in Vivo IPL 2016.

David Warner is a hard man to keep quiet. If his bat isn’t doing the talking his mouth probably is, and either way you can expect an assertive approach. One of the most destructive hitters in world cricket, Warner opens for Australia in all three formats and in 2015 his seniority was recognised when he was named vice-captain to Steven Smith in the Test and ODI sides. It was quite a turnaround for the man who two years earlier had been suspended by Cricket Australia for punching England’s Joe Root in a bar-room altercation in Birmingham, and had also been warned over a Twitter spat with a pair of journalists. It also completed a remarkable rise for a man who burst on to the international scene in 2008-09 as a Twenty20 specialist; he was the first man since 1877 to debut for Australia before playing first-class cricket. His breathtaking 89 from 43 balls on debut against South Africa told the world of his talent, but few at the time expected him to become a key Test player as well.

His debut in the baggy green came, appropriately, in Test match No.2020, against New Zealand at the Gabba in 2011, and in his second match he achieved what Justin Langer and Matthew Hayden never did – he carried his bat through a Test innings. His unbeaten 123 in Hobart could not prevent a historic New Zealand win, but his patience in challenging conditions showed a different side to his batsmanship. Later in the same summer he made a very different kind of hundred, a 69-ball ton against India at the WACA that turned into a career-best 180. Over the next few years he became one of the most productive performers in Australia’s Test order, and in 2014 he scored twin hundreds in the Cape Town Test against South Africa and then repeated the feat in Adelaide against India, in what was an especially emotional match as Australia returned to cricket following the death of Phillip Hughes. In one-day cricket Warner initially struggled to find the right tempo, but he was part of Australia’s triumphant side in 2015 and made 45 against New Zealand in the final.

Indian Premier League 2016


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