'IPL will help David return to form'
Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has tipped David Warner to be one of the contenders for IPL's 'Player of the Tournament' award as he feels extra responsibility always gets the best out of the dashing opener.
Warner didn't have a good Test tour of India and will be aiming to get back to form with some good scores for defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL.
"On the back of a slightly disappointing Test series, he's back at a championship-winning team and he's captain," Ponting told cricket.com.au.
"I think he loves that responsibility. And he's an opening batsman. You'd think the Player of the Tournament is going to be a spinner or an opening batsman. That's the way the T20 game is right now, so I think Davey will be Player of the Tournament," the Aussie legend said.
Ponting is confident that Warner will not be affected by his dry spell during Test series as he remains in a happy space while playing for the Sunrisers.
"You always like to go into any tournament with a lot of runs under your belt, but to me Davey is the sort of guy that it won't bother too much.”