Star Aussie opener David Warner is one the most important player of the Australian team for upcoming ODI series against India. He is one of the finest openers in the world presently. He didn’t shy to engage in on-field spats against opponents in past along with his destructive batting on field. However he denied engaging in on-field tussles with Indian players in the upcoming series.
Warner said to the official broadcaster of this series Sony, “I have just recently turned 34, so my days are numbered when you are in the 30s. There is obviously a risk element but there’s a cricket-smart element to it as well.”
What He Further Went On To Add?
“I will always draw from that, mate. To try and get engaged, that is the way they like to play as well. We are learning over time, trying not to engage in that. Probably try and reverse the effect by trying and ignoring it, trying to take it on board and using it against them by using your bat.”
He further went on to add, “It is probably something I have learnt over time. And you do not know the effect it can have on your teammates as well. You have got to be a bit more humble in that respect.”
Also, we have seen some change in approach in batting by Warner in recent IPL. He is looking to bat sensibly while building the innings.
What He Further Mentioned In His Interview?
“For myself, it is about getting off to a good start and taking calculated risks in the middle-overs period if we’re talking about 50-over games.”
”For me, it is about making sure that I am batting as much as I can and at a good strike-rate as well. I think last year was probably the most disciplined I’ve batted in Test match Cricket as well.”
What He Concluded By Saying About His Friends Turned Rivals For The Upcoming Series?
“I took pride in the last 12-24 months, to apply that discipline and you keep learning as you get older. You have got to be on top of your game to be able to adapt to that.”
Warner will be eager to play International cricket after a long break due to global pandemic of Coronavirus. He is one of the finest batsmen in white-ball formats. Australia will play three ODIs and three T20Is against India in the upcoming series. Also, both teams will compete with each other in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy which will include four tests.
As permanent captain, Virat Kohli will leave Australia after the first test on paternity leave for the birth of his first child, his deputy Ajinkya Rahane likely to lead the Indian test team.
Warner said about Virat and Rahane, “It is like chalk and cheese with them two and as a player to try and engage him on the field, as we are talking about engaging, and getting into that contest as players, it is obviously a lot to think about how to do that especially with Ajinkya as captain.”
It will be enthralling series between these teams in upcoming days as many high profile players will play in this series. Also, there will be added responsibility on experienced players of the team like Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravi Ashwin and KL Rahul after Virat left Australia after the first test.
The Impact Of The IPL And What It Does For World Cricket!!
Well, the IPL has had a really positive impact in terms of maintaining a level of harmony amongst the players. There used to be an intense rivalry between teams and players in the past. However, now the India-Australia relationship and more has been rather peaceful.
Gone are the days of intensive sledging and this is a new phase. With the popularity of the Indian Premier League and the fans’ support that follows, everyone is more cautious now. Also, Social Media has had a huge role in shaping how the players react to things in public.
For now, let’s focus on the positives of the IPL and its latest edition (IPL 2020). To add to that, the auction for IPL 2021 will be taking place in January. Hence, all players will want to be in their best behaviour right now. That is one thing for sure.