Cricket Australia on Friday announced the respective squads for their tour of India which will take place September-October. The ODI squad consists of 14 members while the T20I squad has 13 players.
David Warner was hit on the neck by teammate Josh Hazelwood during an intra-squad practice match on Tuesday. The incident happened early on in the match, as Warner attempted to pull a bouncer but missed it, leaving him no option but to retire hurt.
Injuries surrounding the head and neck area are extremely dangerous. A couple of years back Australian cricketer Phil Hughes succumbed to an injury after being hit on the head. Hence, players have to extremely careful while dealing with such injuries.
The ACA wasn’t in favour of roll-over contracts as they feared it could further delay an ultimate resolution to the dispute and was more a stalling tool being used by the CA.
David Warner said, “This Baggy means the world to me. Myself and all the other cricketers female and male want to get out there and play. We offered $30m of our money to grassroots as a peace plan. It was ignored.”
David Warner has been opposing the board’s ideology after the CEO James Sutherland threatened that the Australian players would be left unemployed if the player’s association does not agree to the board’s terms.
David Warner and Australia were forced to return home early from the ICC Champions Trophy in England and Wales after seeing two of their matches abandoned and losing the crucial third against England. Australia’s next assignment is the Ashes in November.
CA uploaded a video on their official website explaining how the revenue shared model works and the reason behind its modification. The video was also emailed to the players who are taking part in ICC Champions Trophy 2017.
David Warner was criticised for his earlier comments about the possibility that CA “might not have a team for Ashes” if they continue to take uncompromising steps on their efforts to break-up fixed revenue percentage pay model that has continued for the past 20 years.
The competition is always intense where all world-class batsmen from around the world compete for top positions. The top three batsmen in ODI rankings include- South Africa’s AB de Villiers with 874 points, Australia’s David Warner on 871 and Virat Kohli with 852.
Many senior players including Mitchell Starc, captain Steve Smith and David Warner had received direct emails for the second time by CA High-Performance General Manager Pat Howard. The mail was an attempt to deal directly with the players.
Australia possess one of the strongest batting line-ups in the world and have the capability to plunder any bowling attack.
Cricket Australia and ACA, representing the players, have been at loggerheads for more than six months on payment to cricketers.
Sunrisers Hyderabad were restricted to 128/7 in the allotted 20 overs against Kolkata Knight Riders in the eliminator match in Bangalore.
David Warner whose Sunrisers Hyderabad lost to Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL Eliminator thanked fans in India for support.