Sydney Thunder to hold talks with Cricket Australia regarding David Warner's leadership ban: Reports

Chris Green and Jason Sangha are the current prospects to lead Sydney Thunder in the upcoming BBL season.

Tanishq SharmaAuthor

Updated - 16 September 2022 02:03 PM

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Ahead of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2022-23 season starting from December 13, franchise Sydney Thunder are reportedly set to hold talks with the Cricket Australia over explosive batter David Warner's leadership ban.

Australia opener David Warner signed a lucrative deal with Sydney Thunder and will contest in the BBL 2022-23 after the completion of Test series against South Africa.

Three Australia players including then-skipper Steve Smith, his deputy David Warner, and Cameron Bancroft were banned from playing domestic and international cricket for 12 months following the in-famous 'sandpaper gate scandal' during the Test series against South Africa in 2018.

According to Code Sports, Sydney Thunder are considering Warner as a captaincy option after former skipper Usman Khawaja signed a four-year contract with the Brisbane Heat in the off-season. Chris Green and Jason Sangha are the current prospects to lead Sydney Thunder in the upcoming BBL season.

David Warner is an eminent part of this Australian squad as he played a pivotal role in their 2021 ICC Men's ODI World Cup victory.

While talking about the possibility of him leading Australia in the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup, Warner stated on Tuesday, "My phone’s here. At the end of the day, what’s done in the past is done. There’s a new board and I’m always happy to sit down and have a chat about anything."

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