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David Warner to Lead Winnipeg Hawks As Dwayne Bravo Pulls Out With Injury

Cricketnext Staff |July 4, 2018, 12:02 PM IST
David Warner to Lead Winnipeg Hawks As Dwayne Bravo Pulls Out With Injury

Banned from holding any leadership position in Australian cricket after the ‘Sandpaper Gate’ fiasco, David Warner will be seen wearing the captain’s hat once again when he leads Winnipeg Hawks in the Global T20 Canada. With Dwayne Bravo pulling out, the team management decided to hand him the leader’s role and coach Waqar Younis is confident that the former Australia deputy is the right choice for the job.

"I'm sure he's going to be a good leader when it comes to captaincy," Waqar told News Corp. "(Warner) is a leader. He's a team man. I've seen him in IPL and I've seen him as a leader. He's up there, he's upfront and he likes to give whatever his knowledge is, he's always there."

Warner was instrumental in leading Sunrisers Hyderabad to the Indian Premier League crown in 2016. He was set to lead the team again in this edition before the ball-tampering fiasco saw him being barred from playing in the Indian T20 league. Warner has also led the Australian team and in 12 matches (three ODIs and nine T20Is) and lost only one game.

Meanwhile, the team has decided to rope in Imad Wasim as a replacement for the West Indies all-rounder.

Warner’s former Australia skipper Steve Smith too is a part of the T20 league in Canada and both are looking to get their cricketing careers back on track after Cricket Australia handed both a 12-month ban for their involvement in the ball-tampering saga in South Africa in March.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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