Why Warner wore a new baggy green

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If you were wondering why David Warner was sporting a new baggy green in the first Test in Dhaka, there is an answer: his original had gone missing.

But some good news arrived in the aftermath of the loss, for Australia’s vice-captain and century-maker; it has been found overnight at his Sydney home.

ESPNcricinfo learned that when Warner was returning to Australia following the Champions Trophy, the cap was not in his hand luggage, where he thought it was packed.

As he had yet to come home from the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, going straight into IPL service and then to London for the tournament, it was still with him to that point.

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Flying with his young family, he believed it was possible the cap had fallen to the ground from his bag and ended up in lost property. And from there, who knows.

In turn, for this Bangladesh series, a new baggy green was issued to Warner, which he wore and batted in through the first Test in Dhaka.

Plans were in place for Warner to go through the formal process of declaring the original lost, which includes signing a statutory declaration to that effect.

But when his wife went on one final search of their Sydney home in the hours after his breakthrough second innings, it was located.

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It showed up in the bag Warner keeps the captain’s blazer in, carried everywhere with him in the event Steven Smith has to suddenly pull out from a Test.

Last summer, Warner was already in discussions about replacing the cap he won in 2011 on the basis of tears in the peak.

In ordinary circumstances, they would be fixed by the manufacturer, as was the case when Steve Waugh famously fixed his well-worn version.

But with the change in manufacturer for the caps last summer from long-term provider Albion to Kookaburra, that proved harder than it sounded.

Either way, he has a couple of options for the Ashes this summer. And given the masterful ton he made on Wednesday, maybe it will be in with the new.

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