David Warner's absence from Big Bash disappoints Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle said if Big Bash has to get even bigger and better you need guys like David Warner Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Adelaide: Jan 16, 2012

Disappointed by the absence of David Warner in the Big Bash, Chris Gayle said Cricket Australia needs to review their workload management policy for batsmen.

Warner has been told to give a miss to Sydeny Thunder s Big Bash clash against Brisbane Heat at the Gabba on Tuesday night.

“If you want the Big Bash to get even bigger and better you need those sort of guys,” Gayle was quoted saying by ninemsn.com.

“You can monitor the fast bowlers but the batters, if they are available, why not play them?

“That will actually bring more spice and more crowds to the game to watch them.

“David Warner could have actually played a few games that he didn’t.”

Instead, the Thunder’s hopes of an unlikely finals berth will rest heavily on Gayle against the Heat at the Gabba as no other batsman has posted a score of note.

Both teams hold 2-4 records and require a big win and other results to go their way to make the top four.

The Heat will be without Test quick Ryan Harris themselves and aren’t celebrating the absence of Warner as Gayle blasted an extraordinary 94 off 43 balls in his last T20 visit to the Gabba for Western Australia last season.