Brad Hogg
Brad Hogg. Image-Twitter

Last Update on: November 15th, 2021 at 06:39 pm

Former Australia spinner Brad Hogg feels that David Warner could be brought by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the upcoming mega-auction.

With Sunrisers Hyderabad sacking David Warner as a captain and then dropping him from the eleven, it is unlikely that the opener would be retained.

Should he go into the mega-auction pool, Hogg reckons RCB would be interested in the left-hander as they are looking for a captain to replace Virat Kohli, who has stepped down from his position of both RCB and India’s T20I captaincy to manage his workload.

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David Warner. Image credit-BCCI

David Warner led SRH to the 2016 IPL title, defeating RCB in the final.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if he ends up at RCB because that kind of wicket will suit him at Bangalore and they need a leader. The RCB might get him in because of his captaincy record as Kohli has relinquished his post,” Brad Hogg said in his YouTube video.

Don’t think David Warner will play for SRH anymore: Brad Hogg

The Aussie opener, who was Man of the Tournament at the T20 World Cup, may have played his last for SRH earlier this year, Hogg believes. David Warner has amassed 4014 runs for SRH at an average of 49.56 while striking at 142.59 and has slammed 40 half-centuries.

Hogg reckons there could have been an issue between the star opener and the management.

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David Warner. Image Source: Twitter

“I don’t think Warner will play for SRH anymore. I think there is bit of a relationship problem between the franchise management and David Warner,” the former leg-spinner felt.

Warner returned to form in the T20 World Cup as he ended up as Australia‘s leading run-scorer – and second only to Babar Azam – scoring 289 runs at an average of 48 while striking at 146. He struck three fifties in the tournament, including a crucial knock of 53 runs off 38 balls in the final.

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