Last Update on: September 16th, 2019 at 10:53 am
Recently updated on September 16th, 2019 at 10:53 am
David Warner could be seen plying his trade in this year’s Big Bash League if everything goes according to plan for Melbourne Stars. The Melbourne-based outfit has made it clear it would do all it could to recruit the Australia star for the forthcoming season. According to reports, Warner is at the top of the Stars’ wishlist for the 2019-20 season.
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The Stars are hopefuls of signing Warner for five matches including the finals. Warner is currently playing in the ongoing World Cup where he has already scored one century and two fifties in five games. Prior to that he had starred in the Indian Premier League, scoring 692 runs in just 12 outings. Warner made his comeback to international cricketer after the 12-month ban through the ongoing World Cup.
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“We want him. It’s just a matter of whether he is available. We are holding a spot open for him,” Stars director of cricket Trent Woodhill told The Age.
“We definitely would like to get him with us. You want the best players playing at the MCG and there is no bigger name worldwide, including Virat Kohli, than David Warner,” added Woodhill.
Woodhill also told the news outlet that the Stars are ready to bend to David Warner’s demands in terms of contract length in an attempt to secure his services. The reports suggest that Stars had also approached Steve Smith but Warner remains their top priority after his outstanding outing in the IPL.
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Stars, who were runners-up in the last season of the Big Bash League, were also linked with superstar AB de Villiers. However, the former South Africa skipper had withdrawn his interest in signing a short-term contract with any BBL franchise. Stars are still searching for their first title and David Warner could just help them achieve that.
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The left-handed batsman has done wonders for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL. In 2016, he scored more than 800 runs to lead his side to their first-ever IPL title.