It is unlikely that Chris Warner will feature in the inaugural tournament ILT20. Even though he was named
as vice-captain, it seems he was not named to the preliminary squad of 15.
Warner unlikely to have ILT20 debuta
David Warner is unlikely to feature in the inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League later
this month, sources close to the development have told ESPNcricinfo.
The Australian opener, who was recently appointed as the captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad, is
currently on national duty and is expected to be part of the Test series against New Zealand
starting on March 18.
With the IPL set to start on April 3, Warner is unlikely to get any game time before the Test
series against Pakistan, which is scheduled to start from April 22.
This means that Warner is likely to miss out on the entire IPL season, unless he is released by
the Australian cricket board for a couple of weeks.
While it is still early days, and nothing has been finalized yet, sources said that Warner is
unlikely to be available for the IPL.
The Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise did not respond to ESPNcricinfo & request for comment.
Differences between T10 and ILT20
The inaugural International League of Ten Cricket (ILT20) is set to feature some of the world’s
best players, but one man who is unlikely to be involved is Australia’s David Warner.
The ILT20 is a new, shorter format of the game that will be played over just 10 overs per side. It
is being billed as a more exciting and action-packed version of the game, and it is hoped that it
will attract a new audience to cricket.
However, Warner has indicated that he is not interested in playing in the ILT20, saying that he
prefers the longer format of the game.
& quot;I just don think the ILT20 is for me,& quot; Warner said. & quot;I like playing Test cricket and One-Day
Internationals. I’m not sure if I’m cut out for this new, shorter format.& quot;
While Warner may not be playing in the ILT20, it is still shaping up to be an exciting tournament
with some of the best players in the world set to take part.
Criticisms of the ILT20
The Indian Premier League Twenty20 tournament is unlikely to feature David Warner in its
inaugural edition next month, due to the Australian batsman and commitments with English county
cricket side Surrey.
The IPL is set to run from April 18 to May 27, with Warner & Surrey contract running from April
10 to May 28.
Warner is currently the world & top-ranked Twenty20 batsman and was the leading run-scorer in
this year & Big Bash League, Australia &domestic Twenty20 competition.
He was also the leading run-scorer in last year & IPL, with 648 runs in 12 matches for the
However, Surrey said they had "no plans" to release Warner for the IPL and that he would be
& quot fully focused on playing for Surrey" during the tournament.
This is likely to come as a blow to the IPL, which was hoping to attract some of the world’s best
players for its inaugural edition.
The tournament has already been hit by a number of high-profile withdrawals, including England
all-rounder Ben Stokes (due to injury) and South Africa pace bowler Dale Steyn (due to
It looks like Warner is unlikely to feature in the inaugural ILT tournament. This is unfortunate, but
it doesn & mean that the tournament won & be exciting. There are still plenty of great players who
will be taking part and we can & wait to see who comes out on top.