‘Warner is the X factor for me,’ says Delhi Capitals captain Muhammad Kaif. Warner, who guided Sunrisers Hyderabad to the IPL title in 2016, will captain the Delhi Capitals in the 2019 season.
Former India cricketer Mohammad Kaif lauded Australia opener David Warner. Describing him as a “legendary hitter of the Indian Premier League.” With the absence of Rishabh Pant. Warner, who guided Sunrisers Hyderabad to IPL success in 2016, will be seen guiding Delhi Capitals in the 2019 season.
Kaif praised Warner, saying that he can win matches for his team on his own and that he is the squad’s most important asset. The southpaw has just recovered from an elbow injury sustained during India’s four-match Test series in February.
“I’ll always think Warner is the team’s strength. ” He’s the type of player who can win matches on his own when he’s on form. Warner certainly doesn’t receive enough recognition, but he’s proved to be a famous hitter in IPL history. ” Kaif remark on Star Sports.
He was also dubbed the “X-factor” for the Delhi Capitals because of his extensive experience playing in India.
“He has a superb understanding of Indian circumstances.” He’s been playing in India for quite some time. So Warner is the X element in my opinion. Delhi must pick who would take Rishabh Pant’s post. “It’ll be a difficult question,” Kaif said.
In IPL 2022, Warner returned to Delhi after a nine-year absence.
He began his IPL career with Delhi in 2009 and was signed by Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2014. He scored 432 runs with a strike rate of 150.52 on his comeback to Delhi in the 2022 season.
Warner has the most Orange Caps in IPL history, with three in 2015, 2017, and 2019, demonstrating his consistency in the league. The 36-year-old is also the fastest player in tournament history to achieve the 5000-run mark, doing it in just 135 innings.
He is also the IPL’s third-highest run scorer, with 5881 runs at an average of 42.01 and a strike rate of 140.69. Warner also has the most fifties in the competition, having hit the milestone 54 times.
With the absence of Rishabh Pant, who has been ruled out of the 2018 IPL season due to a vehicle accident, Warner will welcome the opportunity to captain the team and will aim to lead from the front. DC will open their IPL campaign on April 1 against the Lucknow Super Giants at the Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow.