Trans Tasman T20 Tri-series: Stand-in Australia skipper David Warner given mini-break before New Zealand leg of tournament

David Warner, Australia's stand-in captain for the triangular Twenty20 International series, was on Monday given a mini-breather before the Kangaroos' next encounter against New Zealand in Auckland on Friday.

IANS, Feb,12 2018

Melbourne: David Warner, Australia's stand-in captain for the triangular Twenty20 International series, was on Monday given a mini-breather before the Kangaroos' next encounter against New Zealand in Auckland on Friday.

File image of Australia's David Warner. AP

File image of Australia's David Warner. AP

The remainder of the T20I squad will head to New Zealand on Tuesday, but Warner, who was on Monday crowned as Australia's ODI Player of the Year, is flying home to Sydney for a couple of days.

"We're going to let him (Warner) go home after the Allan Border Medal ceremony for a couple of days and just arrive the day before the game," Australia coach Darren Lehmann was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.

"Give him a couple days at home, really. It's always a challenge when you've got the schedule as it is, but David's really keen to play as captain, so we'll give him a couple days off and get him to New Zealand just before the game and he can play," he added.

Warner is deputising for skipper Steve Smith, who was rested after the One-day International series against England.

The southpaw is the only member of the victorious Ashes side to feature in all three formats of the game this Australian summer.

Australia won all three matches of the first leg of the Trans-Tasman tri-Series that they hosted while the second leg will be hosted by New Zealand, including the final on 21 February.

England are the third side in the triangular series.

Published Date: Feb 12, 2018 | Updated Date: Feb 12, 2018




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1 India 5313 121
2 South Africa 4484 115
3 Australia 4174 104
4 New Zealand 3489 100
5 England 4829 99
6 Sri Lanka 4374 95
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2 South Africa 6911 117
3 England 6871 116
4 New Zealand 6550 115
5 Australia 6376 112
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3 India 3607 120
4 New Zealand 3013 116
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6 England 2402 114