IPL 2022 Auction: David Warner Great Buy For Delhi Capitals, Especially If Playing At Kotla - Chris Morris

Published - 12 Feb 2022, 06:26 PM

Chris Morris during IPL 2021. Photo- IPL
Chris Morris during IPL 2021. Photo- IPL

Chris Morris, the former South Africa all-rounder, has called David Warner a great buy for Delhi Capitals in the IPL 2022 auction. The Rishabh Pant-led side successfully bid for Australia T20 World Cup 2021-winning opener for INR 6.25 crores on day one of the ongoing IPL 2022 mega auction in Bengaluru.

Apart from Warner, India opening batter Shikhar Dhawan was acquired by Punjab Kings for Rs 8.25 crore. Spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was bought by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 5 crore. Australia Test captain Pat Cummins was taken by KKR for Rs 7.25 crores.

Chris Morris, on the IPL auction show on Star Sports, praised Delhi Capitals for getting back David Warner, who had made his Indian Premier League debut for the then Delhi Daredevils in 2009 IPL, and said that he is a great buy, especially if DC play their matches in Kotla.

David Warner Bought By Delhi Capitals (DC) For INR 6.25 Crores In IPL 2022 Mega Auction
David Warner Bought By Delhi Capitals (DC) For INR 6.25 Crores In IPL 2022 Mega Auction

“Absolutely, I think they will complement each other beautifully well. Yeah, look, I think Dave (David Warner) playing under Ricky and with his leadership and his guidance, I think you got a caged animal.

“I think Dave absolutely would like to prove a lot of naysayers wrong in the IPL. There is no doubt about his cricketing ability but with what happened off the field at the SRH, I think he’d look to do well for his new franchise,” said Morris.

He Also Compliments Prithvi Shaw Well: Chris Morris On David Warner In Delhi Capitals

Warner will be expected to open the innings for DC with young Prithvi Shaw, who was retained by the Delhi Capitals ahead of the IPL 2022 auction, along with captain Rishabh Pant, all-rounder Akshar Patel and fast bowler from South Africa Anrich Nortje.

Morris felt that if DC played their matches at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi, Warner opening the innings with Shaw might result in some fireworks.

David Warner
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“I think he’s going to be quite a handful to deal with because when you are playing for an Australian legend, and you are also becoming an Australian legend – you obviously want to do well for that person.

“He also compliments Prithvi very well because Prithvi is also another guy who plays quite aggressively, so you know if one of them are top on the day – it’s going to be fireworks.

“I think it’s a great buy for Delhi if you’re playing especially at the Kotla, it’s going to be explosive part for bowlers to be looking for answers because when those two get going – it could be fireworks,” Morris added.

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