Australian Take a look at coach Justin Langer believes there is no way back to captaincy roles for firebrand opener David Warner following his involvement in the ball tampering scandal, but has thrown his assistance powering the ‘fantastic’ batsman.
Even though ex-captain Steve Smith has develop into qualified for management positions following observing out a ban for his involvement in permitting the sandpaper incident to go ahead, Warner has been handed a lifetime ban from captaincy positions.
But Langer has effusively praised the polarising figure, likening him to the flamboyant celebrity boxer Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather.
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“Officially he’s been banned from captaining Australia once more,” Langer informed Channel 9.
“Look, I assistance him [as a senior participant]. Owning David Warner in the group is like owning Floyd Mayweather in the group.
“I appreciate him. He talks it up, he is a fantastic participant by any calculations and he’s been great in the group about the past two decades.
“I do not believe he’ll be a captain of Australia once more due to the fact of in which we’re at, but I appreciate owning him in the group. He’s an complete ripper.”
Warner is now 33, coming off a barnstorming Take a look at summer time in which he posted a occupation-very best rating of 335 not out versus Pakistan en route to participant of the series honours.
His dominance on home soil has viewed him make eighteen of his 24 Take a look at tons in Australia.
With his trademark attacking approach demonstrating no indicators of wavering, Warner looms as a important figure in Australia’s forthcoming take a look at of India this summer time – COVID-19 permitting.