Sunrisers hope for Warner's quick return to form

If the Royal Challengers Bangalore will be hoping for the swashbuckling Chris Gayle to fire on Wednesday, the Sunrisers Hyderabad will be expecting that their skipper and an equally destructive David Warner hits form.

Warner, who endured a torrid time in the four-match Test series against India recently, is due for a big knock. The Sunrisers coach Tom Moody felt Warner is just one good innings away from back to being his best and the southpaw’s poor run in the Tests will not affect him in the tournament.

“David Warner was finding his touch during the later stages of the Test series against India. He slammed a half-century at Dharamsala in the final Test and looked good. He is only one shot away from destroying any attack that comes his away. He is somebody who relishes this format and we are excited to see him in action,” said Moody on Tuesday.

Moody stressed that Warner’s hunger for success could make him dangerous in the tournament. “He still has got a lot to offer to the world of cricket and his appetite for success is huge. He is a complete player and he has got all the skills under his belt,” Moody offered.
 
RCB has been hit with too many injury setbacks but Moody said his team will not take their opponents lightly.“Irrespective of the fact that we beat them last year in the final or the number of players who are injured in the squad, they are a strong team. We have huge respect for them and it’s going to be a tough game,” he said.

Moody said the Sunrisers are excited to have the two Afghanistan players – Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi – in their set up. The former Australian player said their ability to adapt well to the T20 format makes them vital players.

“It’s terrific to have both of them. Nabi is a good all-rounder and brings in lot of variety into his game. We know what Rashid can potentially do and these two players have given us good selection headache,” he noted.

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