Australian star opening batsman David Warner could most likely miss this year’s Big Bash League held down under. The reason for David Warner to miss the tournament is due to the fatigue that entails by staying the bio-secure bubble. The 2020 edition of Big Bash League is slated to begin from December and continue till February 2021. Warner has so far played only three matches in BBL, scoring 152 runs in three innings for the Sydney Sixers along with a hundred.
David Warner is currently in the UAE, captaining the SunRisers Hyderabad in IPL 2020, a franchise that has also lifted the title under his leadership four years ago. Warner, who plays in all three formats for Australia at present, could have had a 2-3 weeks stay in a bio-bubble to feature in BBL after their home Test series against India. It seems unlikely for their key players to jump from one bio-bubble to another.
After the Big Bash League, Australia will travel to New Zealand for a limited-overs series. Following that, they will be in India to feature in the 2021 edition of IPL. Hence, by the time the Test series against India concludes, some players would have lived in the bio-secure bubble for nearly five months. Australia, who stayed in the same environment for the limited-overs series against England, jumped to another bio-secure atmosphere in the UAE as most of them have taken part in IPL.
“It’s not to do with the money, it’s to do with whether he wants to do it” : David Warner’s manager
David Warner’s manager James Erskine said that Warner is not concerned with the money but whether he is in the frame of mind to do it. While his manager is yet to discuss with the southpaw on the matter, the little dynamite will likely spend time with his family. The absence of conversation about the Big Bash League signals the same.
“It’s not to do with the money, it’s to do with whether he wants to do it. I haven’t discussed it with him but I would think he’s more than likely to spend time with his family than in the BBL. The fact we haven’t had the conversation probably tells me he won’t,” Erskine told the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.