5 Teams Who Can Buy David Warner Next Season in IPL 2022

David Warner IPL 2022: SRH have (more or less) decided to part ways with David Warner. Here are 5 teams who can buy the services of the Aussie legend next season!

David Warner and SRH has been one of the best stories IPL has told us over the last few years. The Aussie southpaw racked up a massive 4,014 runs in 95 matches with the Orange Army, at an average of almost 50.

However, due to management issues and dip in the batter’s form this season, it is almost certain that SRH will not retain him before the mega auction takes place for IPL 2022.

Warner’s reply recently to a fan’s comment on a social media platform added more fuel to this fire:

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5 IPL teams who can buy David Warner in IPL 2022

With this separation all but official, we look at the 5 possible teams who can buy David Warner at the mega auction next season!

#5 – One of the two new franchises

Let’s get the obvious one out of the way first! There are two new franchises coming up from the next season. We don’t know what the cities or who the owners are yet, but they will definitely need a captain around whom they’ll build their team.

And who better than an IPL-winning captain, who’s also an absolute run-machine? If Warner is indeed released by SRH, the new franchises with their higher purses will surely be the frontrunners to grab his services!

#4 – Royal Challengers Bangalore

Another team that will be looking for a new captain next season is RCB. Virat Kohli, their current captain, has already announced that he will not continue in the capacity of captain with RCB.

With that already being common knowledge, will we see the Royal Challengers go out of their way to secure the services of the talismanic southpaw?

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#3 – Chennai Super Kings

CSK is another team who will be needing a captain in the future, as MS Dhoni is very close to hanging up his boots in the IPL as a player.

Though there’s no official word on this from Thala yet, the franchise will surely want to do some future planning and look beyond the man who has led them right from their very existence!

Warner can turn out to be just the man they need!

#2 – Punjab Kings

Although his batting records speak for themselves, KL Rahul’s captaincy with the Punjab Kings has come under the scanner. Under his leadership, Punjab failed to qualify for the playoffs in both 2020 and 2021 seasons.

Therefore, the PBKS management might look for some leadership changes in the next cycle, and David Warner might just turn out to be the perfect foil for them!

#1 – Delhi Capitals

Earlier this year, we saw Cristiano Ronaldo return to the club where he made a name for himself as a youngster – Manchester United.

Will David Warner also follow a similar trajectory? The rookie Aussie from New South Wales was picked up by (erstwhile) Delhi Daredevils in the 2009 season. He went on to score 1,435 runs for them in 55 matches, before being sold to the Sunrisers in the 2014 season.

It will be the perfect story for the pint-sized southpaw to return to the place where it all started for him in the IPL!

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Will we see the homecoming of another legend?

So these are the 5 teams who can buy the services of David Warner next season!