David Warner. (IPL Photo)
is already looking forward to the next edition of the
Indian Premier League
) and leading the franchise again, even though the dates of the T20 tournament are yet to be announced.
"One of my things to do is lead this unbelievable franchise @sunrisershyd the entire team from fans, Owners, staff, players and ground staff. We have always had an amazing bunch of people be apart [sic] of the franchise and I am looking forward to the coming season. #orangearmy #cricket #india," he wrote on Instagram.
Warner, 34, captained SunRisers to the IPL title in 2016, when his team defeated
Royal Challengers Bangalore
by eight runs in the final played in Bengaluru.
A hard-hitting Australian opening batsman, Warner was laid low by a groin injury during the recent series against India in Australia. He is planning to return to action on March 4 in a domestic match.
"Just to clarify a comment I made on commentary last night, that "My Groin"will need on going treatment and will have an annoying pain for at least 6-9 months. I am returning to play for NSW on the 4th March 2021 [sic]," Warner tweeted on February 23.
Warner has played 86 Tests, 128 ODIs, and 81 T20 Internationals.