David Warner’s helicopter to land on SCG outfield forward of BBL conflict

David Warner touched down on the SCG in a helicopter forward of Sydney Thunder’s BBL conflict in opposition to Sydney Sixers on Friday.

Warner flew in from his brother’s wedding ceremony within the Hunter Valley and arrived on the floor simply earlier than 5pm. He landed on the outfield near the place the “Thanks Dave” brand was painted throughout his farewell Take a look at.

The fixture, which is able to characteristic Steven Smith for Sydney Sixers, is a sellout.

“I’ve finished my utmost finest to get down right here and hopefully put some runs on the board,” Warner instructed Channel 7. “I would appear to be a little bit of a goose if I do not get any runs nevertheless it’s my contribution to not simply the BBL however Australian cricket. I need to be out right here. I need to entertain. I need to try to assist our crew win the subsequent three video games.”

“He will numerous effort to return and play for us,” Thunder fast Gurinder Sandhu stated. “We love having him right here. Final yr he was superior for us, perhaps did not rating as many runs as he would have appreciated however across the group and passing on information was superior to have him round. He is one of many higher crew males. All of the followers get to get pleasure from him taking part in cricket.”

Sean Abbott of Sixers joked the day earlier than: “He’s a bit Hollywood, is not he, that is very Davey. I acquired the Lime bike in at this time and I will be doing the identical tomorrow evening and using out the gate as Davey lands.

“I am glad they’re making it occur as a result of assume everybody within the nation who’s a fan of cricket desires to see David Warner within the BBL and I am actually wanting ahead to arising in opposition to him. Among the best gamers on the earth and has been for a very long time.”

Forward of final season, Warner signed a big-money two-year cope with Thunder as Cricket Australia made an enormous push to get worldwide stars again into the match. He has indicated his need to return subsequent season though will match appearances round his commentary work on the India Take a look at collection.

The sport in opposition to Sixers is ready to be one in every of three appearances Warner will make for Thunder this season following his Take a look at retirement. The membership solely have a slim likelihood of reaching the knockouts however Warner would have been unavailable for these as he’ll head to the ILT20 within the UAE.

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