Warner to play two more BPL matches

Warner to play two more BPL matches

"It was one of those things [batting right-handed] at the back of my mind, as I couldn't get Chris away because of his height and the lengths that he was bowling", Warner said afterwards.

Australian opener David Warner, who is working towards a return to worldwide cricket after serving a ball-tampering ban, has picked up an elbow injury during his ongoing stint with the Bangladesh Premier League.

With two free-flowing batsmen kept at check, Warner put faith on Lamichhane in the 11th over and paid back by giving away just four runs.

"MCC has reviewed the footage of David Warner switching to batting right-handed in the Bangladesh Premier League match and feels that his actions were within the Laws of Cricket", the MCC, the custodians of the Laws of the game, told ESPNcricinfo.

Warner's unbeaten 61 off 36 balls helped Sylhet Sixers reach 187/5 and in response, Rangpur Riders started off on a disastrous note when they lost Gayle (7) and Alex Hales (0).

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Banned Australian batsman David Warner will return home from Bangladesh to have an injured elbow assessed, Cricket Australia said Thursday. He will return to Australia on January 21 to be assessed, but is expected to play in the remaining matches until his return.

Walking in one drop after the fall of opener Sabbir Rahman, Warner was at it right from the word go along with Liton Das who scored 70 in 43 deliveries.

He is set to miss their last five league games. "They are still very much looked up to in Australia as cricketers and Australia could do worse than get them straight back in.", he added.

Thankfully for Warner, the early outlook appears to be better than that facing former Australian skipper Steve Smith who faces a prolonged period on the sideline.

It will be a big blow for Sixers as Warner has been their second-highest run-scorer so far and they are placed second from bottom on the points table. He will play no part in the three-Test series that starts on January 23.

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