WATCH: David Warner’s Kids Show Excitement For IPL 2018
By CricShots - Jan 31, 2018 10:19 am
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The winners of the 2016 season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) retained Australian opening batsman David Warner and Indian fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar on January 4, 2018.

David Warner

The left-handed opening batsman led the team to the maiden title victory two years ago, and will now continue playing for the same franchise in the tournament. With just two months for the awaited cash-rich T20 tournament to begin, it seems that the enthusiasm has already reached overseas. In an Instagram post, Warner shared a video of his daughter Ivy Mae dancing to the anthem of Sunrisers.

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Talking to Instagram, Warner posted, “Ivy Mae already excited about the @sunrisershyd anthem. Nonstop wanting to play the song. Looking forward to another amazing season with the Orange Army.”

At the IPL auctions last week, Sunrisers brought back Indian opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan, uncapped allrounder Deepak Hooda and Indian opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan back to the side via Right-to-Match card option. New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson, who played for Hyderabad in the previous two editions, was also bought by the franchise for ₹3 crores.

Hyderabad also caught attention when they bought the Indian batsman Manish Pandey for a whopping price tag of ₹11 crore, who played for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the past few seasons, making him the second most expensive Indian player, only after Jaydev Unadkat.

Once again, England all-rounder Ben Stokes remained the most expensive player at the auction after he was bought for ₹12.5 crore by Rajasthan Royals (RR).