ENG vs AUS: David Warner set to commentate during the ODI series
The director of sport of Channel Nine welcomed Warner as a commentator.
Updated - Jun 10, 2018 12:45 pm
David Warner will be working as a commentator for Channel Nine during the five-match ODI series between England and Australia. He has been banned for 12 months by Cricket Australia (CA) after his alleged involvement in the infamous ball-tampering scandal. Warner will soon return to cricket though as he is set to feature in the upcoming Global T20 Canada for Winnipeg Hawks franchise. The left-hander will join the commentary panel for the second match of the series which will be played in Cardiff on June 16.
Australia, on the other hand, are on their first tour after their controversial trip to South Africa. They will be led by the new captain Tim Paine and it will also be the first assignment of Justin Langer as the coach of the team. The team has begun the tour well by winning both the practice matches against Middlesex and Sussex and now would be looking to put up a good show in the ODI series which matters the most.
Dave is the best one-day and T20 batsman
The director of sport of the Channel Nine, Tom Malone, was delighted after David Warner agreed to join the commentary panel and termed him as a humble bloke. “Dave is the best one-day and T20 batsman of the past decade so he’s perfectly placed to join our coverage for the UK series. People have tried to paint Dave as the villain in all this, but he’s been hurting as much as the others,” he was quoted as saying by ESPN Cricinfo.
Tom also hoped that all the banned cricketers get another chance to represent the country and get back the trust of the Australian public while saying, “We’ve had a professional relationship with Dave for five years now. We’ve always found him to be a pretty normal and humble bloke. He just wants to atone for his mistakes and move on – I hope Australia gives all of them that chance.”