Australian batsman David Warner, who will feature in the upcoming Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) for the first time, is set to lead the Sylhet Sixers, informed franchise CEO Yeasir Obayed yesterday.
Warner, who is currently serving a one-year ban over a ball-tampering row, signed with the Sixers in October.
"As we were able to rope in a player like David Warner we wanted to utilise his experience as much we can. I think it will help our team as he has a lot of experience in the shortest format of the game. Not only for Australia, Warner also has experience captaining Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League and under his leadership the franchise became champions in 2016. It was one of the biggest reason for us to appoint him as the captain of Sylhet not just because he is a big player," Yeasir told the media yesterday.
Warner has recently featured in the Global T20 League in Canada and also played for St. Lucia Stars in the Carribean Premier League (CPL) in August-September this year.
Warner captained Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League in 2016 and 2017, before having to step down in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal in March this year.