David Warner Winnipeg Hawks Global T20 Canada
David Warner in Winnipeg Hawks colours © Getty Images

David Warner, who has been handed over a year ban from domestic and international cricket for his involvement in the ball-tampering scandal, is all set to captain Winnipeg Hawks in the Global T20 Canada tournament. Warner, 31, was handed over the responsibility after the appointed captain Dwayne Bravo pulled out of the rest of the tournament.

Also banned from holding any leadership position for Australian cricket for two years, Warner has previously led IPL Franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad to the title victory in 2016. Moreover, he has led Australian team for 3 ODIs and 9 T20Is where he won all the encounters except for a T20I against India.

Winnipeg Hawks coach Waqar Younis has shown faith in Warner and said that he is good when it comes to captaincy: “I’m sure he’s going to be a good leader when it comes to captaincy … He’s a leader. He’s a team man. I’ve seen him in IPL and I’ve seen him as a leader. He’s up there, he’s upfront and he likes to give whatever his knowledge is, he’s always there.” as per News Corp.

At the start of the Global T20 Canada league, which is his first tournament since his suspension following the ball-tampering incident, Warner had said that he would be looking to get back in the rhythm making sure that he is giving his 100 per cent to the game. So far, he has had a below-average performance in the tournament scoring 1, 4, and 1 in three matches played.