Why did David Warner wear a new baggy green?

Warner played the first Test match against Bangladesh with a brand new baggy green.

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David Warner. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Australia is currently in Bangladesh playing in two match Test series. During the course of the first Test match, everyone was taken by surprise when David Warner walked in with the new baggy green. He played the whole match with the same cap. Many were left wondering for the reason of the left hander using the new one.

Warner’s Baggy Green goes missing

Finally, it was revealed today that the baggy green of the vice-captain was missing. According to ESPNcricinfo, when Warner was returning to Australia following the Champions Trophy, the cap was not in his hand luggage, where he thought it was packed. After searching for long, the batsman believed the cap might have fallen to the ground while flying with his family.


After all the events, Warner was issued a new baggy green for Bangladesh series and he played with the same right through the game. Soon there were plans for the swashbuckling batsman to go through the formal process of declaring the original lost, which includes signing a statutory declaration to that effect. However, the good news is the cap was found overnight in his home at Sydney when his wife went for one final search. It was in the bag Warner keeps the captain’s blazer in, carried everywhere with him in the event Steven Smith has to suddenly pull out from a Test.

Warner in the first Test against Bangladesh

Though the Aussies lost the first Test against Bangladesh by 20 runs, Warner scored a brisk century in the second innings. The knock ended his dismal run in the sub continent and it also gave his team a shot at the target. The 30-year-old looked good from the outset and attacked the opposition bowlers and at one stage it looked like Aussies would chase 265 on a fourth-day pitch easily. Unfortunately, his scintillating innings went in vain as the batting collapsed after he was dismissed.