In has come as a big development, star batter David Warner’s lifetime leadership ban could be revoked after Cricket Australia’s review meeting which will take place on Friday. The 35-year-old batter along with current vice-captain Steve Smith and right-handed opener Cameron Bancroft was reprimanded by the board after the ball-tampering scandal came to light in a Test match vs South Africa in 2018 at Cape Town.
Since the proclamation has come on board, the decision to quash Warner’s ban and reinstate him into leadership has been growing strong. There is a growing chorus that David Warner will lead Australia in ODI cricket going forward. Many fans and experts believe he will be the right man to lead Australia at present.
He led the way with the bat in the 20-20 World 2021 in what was Australia’s first 20-20 World Cup title win. CA chair Lachlan Henderson, at a news conference, said,
“The view within Cricket Australia is that David is doing particularly well on the field and making a great contribution,” after Thursday’s annual general meeting.
“We are looking at sanctions to be reviewed for good behavior and growth after a period of time,” Hockley told reporters.
“Pending tomorrow’s discussion, there would then need to be a revision of the code and that would need to be approved by the board.”
Leadership is not new to David Warner as he led the Hyderabad franchise to an Indian T20 League title in 2016. Warner is currently playing the T20I series in England. Come the 20-20 World Cup, he will be one of the most important players for the Aussies as they will aim to defend their 20-20 World Cup title on home soil which begins from October 16.