Wriddhiman Saha thinks Sunrisers Hyderabad will be a strong unit even without David Warner
Saha, however, admitted that the availability of Warner will be the best scenario for SRH.
Updated - Mar 27, 2018 9:55 pm
Wriddhiman Saha backs Sunrisers Hyderabad to come good even if David Warner doesn’t take part in IPL 11 in the wake of the recent ball-tampering controversy which has rocked the entire cricketing world. Warner was a part of the Australian leadership group which conspired scratching the ball with a yellow tape in the Cape Town Test match against South Africa and assigned the duty to the young opener Cameron Bancroft who was caught doing it on the ground by the television cameras.
The Australian captain Steve Smith subsequently confessed in the press conference that the “leadership group” was aware of it and while he didn’t name anyone, it wasn’t hard to guess he was referring to himself and Warner as the left-hander was the vice-captain of the side.
While Smith himself has stepped down as the captain of Rajasthan Royals ever since. Warner who is in charge of Sunrisers Hyderabad hasn’t gone the same route and the SRH management hasn’t shown any rush either in making a decision on his captaincy as they are waiting for cricket Australia’s final verdict on the matter.
According to Saha, since the squad was assembled around Warner, it’s a no-brainer there will be a few difficulties first up if he doesn’t turn up, but the good thing is that there is depth in the squad and the team will be able to find a balance.
“The team was decided based on the captain. Maybe initially we will get affected, but with the reserve that we have, it won’t impact much.” Saha was quoted saying by TOI.
Saha, however, admitted that the availability of Warner will be the best scenario for SRH as the team will be at its strongest in the presence of the dashing skipper who led them to a title win in IPL 9 and guided them to the playoffs in IPL 10.
“We will definitely have a strong side if Warner remains in the team. But we have enough replacements to make a good side, if not 100 per cent but closer to that.” Saha added.