David Warner, the former Australian vice-captain and currently banned by Cricket Australia for his involvement in the ball-tampering incident that took place in South Africa, will be doing the commentating duties during the upcoming limited overs tour of Australia to England. Warner has been roped in by Channel Nine to do commentary for the second ODI in the important series.
David Warner is currently looking to be in fine shape before his return to International cricket next year by playing in the Global T20 Canada league in Toronto and then will be playing club cricket in Darwin, in next few weeks but has said yes to the broadcasting platform for this new role.
Nine's director of sport Tom Malone was recently quoted saying to Cricket.com.au as, "Dave is the best one-day and T20 batsman of the past decade so he's perfectly placed to join our coverage for the UK series, People have tried to paint Dave as the villain in all this, but he's been hurting as much as the others. We've had a professional relationship with Dave for five years now we've always found him to be a pretty normal and humble bloke. He just wants to atone for his mistakes and move on - I hope Australia gives all of them that chance."
Australia will be playing this important series without the prowess of Warner but he'll be hoping for nothing but a win for his nation, even from the commentary box.
(Inputs from Cricket.com.au)