Australian opener David Warner is braced for a comeback after serving a one-year ban for his role in the infamous ball-tampering saga which shook the cricketing world during March 2018.
The left-handed opener, along with his skipper Steven Smith and fellow opener Cameron Bancroft, faced the heat as Cricket Australia handed the trio a strict punishment for tampering with the ball during South Africa's third Test against Australia last year.
While Warner's international return is delayed, with him not being picked for Australia's upcoming ODI series against Pakistan, the former Aussie vice-captain is set to resume playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).
Ahead of the 12th edition of the tournament, the 2016-winning team's captain has delivered a message for his franchise as he closes in on a return after missing the previous edition.
"Hi everyone, this is David Warner, I've a special message for all the Orange Army fans. Thank you for showing us all the love and support for all these years. Now it's our time to give back to our loyal fans," the Aussie said in a video posted on Twitter by SRH.
The 12the edition of IPL will begin on March 23, an earlier start than other years due to the elections in the country. The schedule for the first two weeks has been announced, with holders CSK to take on RCB in the first match.