Laxman, Moody praise Warner ahead of IPL 12

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21 Mar 2019

David Warner's leadership skills are unmatched, says VVS Laxman

Sunrisers Hyderabad are all set to open their Indian Premier League (IPL) campaign against Kolkata Knight Riders on March 24.

The 2016 winners of the IPL will have David Warner back this season, whose 12-month ban ends on March 29.

Going into the tourney, SRH mentor VVS Laxman has praised Warner and said that his leadership skills are unmatched.

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SRH

Williamson to lead SRH, Warner's influence will be massive

Williamson to lead SRH, Warner's influence will be massive

Warner will be eager to give his all. He had led SRH to glory in 2016 and captained the side in 2017 as well.

Kane Williamson took over as the skipper last season and it's understood that the Kiwi international will be in charge of the Orange Army in IPL 2019.

Warner's inputs and influence will see him as part of the leadership group.

Laxman highlights Warner's importance

"There is a big difference, because he is a world class player. For us as a franchise we are so proud of what he has achieved for Sunrisers. He is not only a premier match-winner but his leadership skills are also unmatched," Laxman said.

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Role

He is setting example with his work ethics: Laxman

The two-time Orange Cap winner has always led from the front with the bat.

Warner has always been an inspiration for youngsters and Laxman highlighted the role.

"The kind of role he played in the development of lot of youngsters in the franchise. He is setting example with his work ethics and the kind of preparation he does before every match," Laxman said.

Positive mind

Warner's frame of mind is positive: Tom Moody

Warner's frame of mind is positive: Tom Moody

SRH coach Tom Moody has backed Warner to make a sound return.

"David Warner's frame of mind I think is positive one. Certainly, through my communication with David has all been a positive one. When game of cricket is taken from you and once it is handed back, you need to do lot of catching up and David will be determined to the best."

Warner runs

Can Warner continue to score the runs for SRH?

Warner played superbly for SRH in IPL 2017 and was the highest run-scorer with 641 runs at 58.27.

He led SRH to the playoffs as well.

The two-time Orange Cap winner will be looking to get as many runs as possible and stake a claim for a berth in Australia's World Cup squad.

Warner also battled an elbow injury and looks set to shine.

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Kane Williamson will lead SRH in IPL 2019.

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David Warner is eligible to feature from March 29 onwards when his ban ends.

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SRH will be playing against KKR in their opening match.

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Warner played superbly for SRH in IPL 2017 and was the highest run-scorer with 641 runs at 58.27.

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