Australian cricketer David Warner has been one of the successful captains of the Indian Premier League (IPL). They had led Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) to their first title win in 2016 and except for the 2021 season, he played consistently and performed well. Despite this, former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra feels that no team would like to make this left-handed opener the captain in the 2022 season.
Warner will not be chosen by any of these captains
His relationship with Hyderabad did not go well in the 2021 season. He was dropped from the captaincy and was subsequently dropped from the playing XI. Now the franchise has released him. As such, Warner Mag will be a part of the auction pool. The mega auction will be held on February 12 and 13. Keep in mind that three out of 10 franchises are looking for a captain. These teams are Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), and Punjab Kings (PBKS). However, Akash feels that none of these will pick Warner as the captain.
Akash said on his YouTube channel, ‘They can think of it. But in my opinion, they will not make him the captain. I do not believe that David Warner will become the captain of any team. However, three teams are looking for the captain. Even if we leave out Punjab, still two teams are looking for a captain.
KL Rahul opts to go to the auction pool
Virat Kohli relinquished the captaincy of RCB after the 2021 season. KKR did not retain Eoin Morgan. He had led KKR to the finals last season. On the other hand, KL Rahul opted to go to the auction pool. He has been made captain by Lucknow Super Giants. In such a situation, PBKS is looking for a captain.
The Aakash said
Aakash feels that each IPL franchise has an update about the other and hence everyone knows what happened in SRH’s camp before Warner was released before the auction? He said, ‘He will definitely go to some team. They will be expensive too. But no team will make him the captain. I believe so
Because IPL is a small family. Everyone knows what happened last year. What were the causes and problems? Not really good for players and franchises. However, Aakash feels that Warner could be the best option for RCB to open with Kohli.