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Warner snubbed in T20 draft

David Warner’s life as a T20 specialist suffered a setback after he was snubbed in the draft for The Hundred in the UK.

Warner was among a host of Australian men who were overlooked for the tournament, including Josh Inglis, Matthew Wade and Tim David, members of the Australian T20 squad.

But there will still be 21 Australians playing in the UK along with a host of World Cup-winning women including Belinda Clarke medalist Ash Gardner, Beth Mooney and young all-rounder Annabel Sutherland.

Former Australia captain Meg Lanning, who was the second highest scorer in the Women’s Premier League, also moved up a place as she continues to be a hot commodity following her shock international retirement.

Several Australians have also been retained by their franchises with Adam Zampa and Spencer Johnson to team up at the Oval Invincibles and the evergreen Ellyse Perry also locked up at the Birmingham Phoenix.

But there was no room for Warner, who is now a T20 gun for hire following his retirement from Test and ODI cricket, with the T20 World Cup in the US and Caribbean this year expected to be his swan song international.

Warner has never made a century in 18 England Tests across four Ashes tours.

The veteran opener is, however, not short of T20 deals and will line up for Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League starting this weekend, and also featured in the inaugural World T20 in the UAE in January, with an expansion Capitals team. franchise.

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