David Warner wants to be 'the best person' he can be

Sudhir Gupta 00:42 04/01/2019
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David Warner.

Australia batsman David Warner said he is only looking to put in good performances and leave national selection to the selectors as he continues to serve his Australian cricket ban.

Warner and Steve Smith are serving one-year bans from Cricket Australia for their role in the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa early last year. Cameron Bancroft has just returned to Australian cricket after his nine-month ban ended.

Warner, who will be leading Sylhet Sixers in the Bangladesh Premier League, said: “It is up to the selectors whether or not they want to pick me. At the end of the day, all I can do is score runs in this tournament and the IPL, keep putting my hand up and making sure that I am the best person I can be.”

Warner has been banned from Australian leadership for life but will be leading in the BPL. He said he is glad for every opportunity that comes his way.

“I am extremely grateful to be leading the side,” he said. “For me it is about making sure that we as a whole, including the support staff and management, can get the best out of the players. We have to establish our best XI when we get into the park and make sure we do the right things in training. I have to make sure I am doing my job right, which is scoring runs and leading the guys on the park.”

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