The first game against for Sunrisers Hyderabad in their home stadium of Rajiv Gandhi International stadium in Uppal will be on March 29 against Rajasthan Royals. The Rajiv Gandhi stadium is considered to be a fortress, having won plenty of games in the last couple of seasons. Warner was excluded from the 2018 Indian Premier League along with Steve Smith after the duo was found guilty of ball-tampering in the Cape Town Test against South Africa in Cape Town. Cricket Australia banned them for one year. In their time away from international cricket, both Smith and Warner have plied their trade in global Twenty20 leagues. Smith and Warner were the marquee players in the Canadian Global T20 League while they also played in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). Both players’ Bangladesh Premier League campaigns were curtailed due to a elbow injury. While Warner’s injury was not so serious, Smith had to undergo surgery which sidelined him for close to six weeks. Both players were not considered for the Pakistan series which will begin on March 22, which is Australia’s final international assignment before the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 which will be played in England. Sunrisers Hyderabad won the IPL title in 2016.David Warner did not play in IPL 2018 due to the ball-tampering scandal.Sunrisers Hyderabad will play their first game against Rajasthan Royals at home. New Delhi: David Warner has a special relationship with Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League. The Australian left-hander led from the front with 848 runs in the 2016 edition as Sunrisers Hyderabad won the title for the first time by defeating Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore in a high-scoring thriller at the M Chinnaswamy stadium. Although he did not play in the 2018 edition, Warner, sporting a new avatar is back in the Sunrisers Hyderabad team and ahead of their opening game at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium in Uppal, Warner issued a special message for the fans on the team’s official Facebook page. “This is David Warner. I have a special message for all Orange Army fans. Thank you all for the love and support for all these years. Now, it is our time to show the love back to our loyal fans. For our first home game, we are opening up 25000 seats across stands at just 500 rupees. So, head to www.sunrisers.in by Wednesday before 11 AM to book the best seats before they sell out. See you at the fortress,” Warner said. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
RHT Jammers sink Hopetown Stealers (57-45)By Colin Bynoe (Jr)ROSE Hall Town Jammers defeated Hopetown Stealers 57-45, in the Berbice Amateur Basketball Association 2017 Tournament, which continued last Sunday with a second-round match-up at the Lichfield Basketball Court.The venue was changed from Hopetown to Lichfield because of the inclement weather.When the game began, RHT Jammers maintained steady positions, Roy Murray opened up the game for the Jammers with an easy layup. The visitors had many scoring opportunities in the first quarter. Stealers turned the ball over many times, and they never look threatening.At the end of the first quarter, the RHT Jammers led 17-11. Hopetown Stealers found some momentum in the second quarter, which saw them claw their way back. When the halftime whistle blew, the score was 24-20 in favour of the Jammers.In the second half of the contest, the ball was distributed evenly, as the Jammers looked ominous to extend their lead. For the entire game, Jammers maintained their dominance.As Roy Murray continued his shooting exploits, he got excellent support from Mikel Lewis with 15 and David Hope poured in 11 points. Murray of the Jammers ended with a game-high 21 points while for the loosing Hopetown Stealers, Ruel Edwards and Kelon Webster sank 18 and 13 points each.The game ended 57-45.In the next round of the tournament Ithaca Hardliners will battle Canje Knight at the Vryman’s Erven Basketball Court in New Amsterdam.Six teams are involved in the competition, which is being played on a robin-robin basis.Zone AZone BCanje KnightRose Hall Town JammersFyrish Black SharkN/A WarriorsIthaca HardlinersHopetown StealersThe tournament is being organised by the president of the Berbice Basketball Association Vibert Garrett.Trophy, cash and other incentives are up for grabs.