David Warner Planning To Show Up In The IPL.
Australian hard-hitting batsman David Warner has said that he will play in the IPL this year if it happens, his manager informed amid the corona health scare.
This year IPL which was to begin on 29th March originally has been delayed until April 15th. There are doubts if the tournament will take place at all as the spread of the deadly coronavirus is still not slowing down.
However, Warner’s manager James Erskine clarified that the Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper is planning to play if the lucrative league takes place.
“If the IPL is on David Warner’s planning on going,” Erskine was quoted as saying by The Age.
“If things change dramatically, which can happen in the space of an hour, the answer is you change your mind. It’s no different from everybody else.”
Australian players’ participation in the tournament has become doubtful as media outlets in Australia reported that Cricket Australia might tell its players to avoid IPL over the coronavirus pandemic.
But the cricketing body said that it will not direct any player officially to take part in IPL but will advise them, and it is up to them to make up their minds. There are nearly 17 players who are associated with different IPL teams.
Moreover, the Australian government has also imposed a travel ban on its citizens and did not specify when it will end.
Other Prominent Australian Players To Be Part Of IPL 2020:
In addition to Warner, the IPL will feature some other top Australian players such as former captain Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Pat Cummins, and Aaron Finch.
Warner who plays for Sunrisers has a contract of US $ 2.5 million, whereas Smith is also being paid the US $ 2.5 million by Rajasthan Royals.
Pat Cummins has been sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for a record price of US $ 3.2 million, the highest in the history of IPL for an overseas player, while Maxwell is paid the US $2.2 million contracts with Kings XI Punjab.