Star Australian opener David Warner has been completely focusing on the upcoming tour of India starting next week. The left-handed batsman is currently training and also serving quarantine ahead of the ODI series in Sydney Cricket Ground.
So much is his focus on the series, that the former Australia deputy skipper has readily pulled out of the Big Bash League.
Due to the India series, many star Australian players will not feature in the BBL this season. It has been several years that Australia’s international fixture has collided with the BBL.
Warner plays for Sydney Sixers hasn’t played for Sixers in years and looks like he wouldn’t feature for the side this year as well. He last played for the franchise since the 2013-14 season due to his national team commitment.
“I think the most important thing is if you can get the Australian players and the best international players coming out to play in that, that would probably fix that sort of issue with what they’re trying to tinker with the rules,” Warner said.
“The rules that have come out, I understand the reasoning why they’re bringing it out. Do we need to tinker with it? Personally, I don’t think we do, I think it’s just about getting the right people to come out and play, the right access to players to play, the Australian contracted players” he added.
Steve Smith and Mitchell Starc have also been ruled out of their respective BBL franchises due to national commitment.
Both Smith and Warner have returned to Australia after featuring in the recently concluded Indian Premier League in the UAE.