David Warner is “shocked and disappointed” after being dropped from the SunRisers Hyderabad playing XI but team’s Director of Cricket Tom Moody defended the “hard call”, saying someone had to miss out and it’s him.
Under Warner, SRH lost five out of six games and he himself hasn’t been in greatest of form which led to Kane Williamson being handed the reins.
This is the first time in Warner’s IPL career that he has been dropped by any franchise for lack of form.
“We had to make the hard call, somebody has to miss out and unfortunately it’s him. He’s shocked and disappointed. Anyone would be disappointed,” Moody told the host broadcasters Star Sports before their match against Rajasthan Royals.
'David Warner will not feature in today's game. The decision is purely based on team combination.'
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