David Warner bats right-handed in Bangladesh Premier League

David Warner

David Warner

In all, Warner scored 14 runs from the over.

Warner was on 45 from 29 balls at the time and had just conceded two dot balls to Gayle in the penultimate over.

After Steven Smith, his former deputy David Warner's BPL journey is set to come to an abrupt end following the announcement of Cricket Australia which disclosed that an elbow injury will keep David Warner out of Sylhet Sixers' BPL campaign from January 21.

David Warner on Wednesday pulled up a surprise during a Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) match when he switched stance to bat right-handed while facing Chris Gayle.

The injury is understood to have been suffered as Warner clubbed an unbeaten 61 off 36 balls for the Sylhet Sixers against Chris Gayle's Rangpur Raiders.

David Warner plays golf right-handed. Gayle bowled a flatter delivery and Warner paddled it to the fine leg fence for a boundary.

After batting with his usual left-handed stance for 32 balls, Warner took guard as a right-handed batsman, helping raise quite a few eyebrows.

Warner is still serving a 12-month suspension from global cricket, but will be available for selection in Australia's 50-over World Cup squad. The player's stay at the crease so far includes totals of one, eight, 23 and seven in the four games he's played. After missing the slog sweep of Gayle on the third ball, Warner chose to do something dramatic.

For a struggling Rangpur side which won just two matches out six is expected to play a key part behind changing their fortune as his side is yet to pick the momentum in the tournament.

That over from Lamichhane gave Sixers a stranglehold in the game as Tanvir and Rana negotiated with the defence as Riders ultimately fell 27 runs short. However, Warner's injury is not that serious and he is likely to be on track to make his global comeback in the series against Pakistan on March 28.

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