Australian opener David Warner will not participate in next Big Bash League for Sydney Thunders due to international duties.
Warner’s busy international schedule for the December-January period and impending birth of his first child have forced him to withdraw.
“Given there is so much international cricket it was unlikely that I would be available for so many BBL matches,” he told Cricinfo.
“By then I’ll also have a new young family so the extra day or two at home between international games will be invaluable.”
However Warner is eager to come back and play for his team.
“I’m looking forward to being involved in the Big Bash again next summer,” he said.
The 27-year-old left-handed batsman is mostly known for his explosive batting. He scored 3693 runs in 179 t20 with a strike rate of over 140.
Warner is the second international to bow out of this year’s Big Bash League after Australia’s captain Michael Clarke. – Md Zahin
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