Australia opening batsman David Warner has addressed worries about his batting form before Australia’s upcoming match versus Sri Lanka. They beat South Africa in their first match, yet Warner struggled with the bat. His statistics in the last 5 T20 innings, along with a handful of warm-up matches and the 2 games he featured in the IPL 2021, are 0, 2, 0, 1, 14.
As the lefty celebrates his 35th birthday, and he isn’t concerned about his form. Warner revealed that he hasn’t had much cricket because he was dropped from the SRH squad after only 2 IPL games. Previously, he had only participated in the first edition of the IPL, having missed Australia’s visits to the West Indies and Bangladesh in preparation for the World Cup.
“I actually think people talking about my form is quite funny. I laugh at the matter because at the end of the day I’ve played hardly any cricket. The IPL, for example, I had two games and then basically wanted to give all the other youngsters a crack and what-not,” he said while speaking to media ahead of the Sri Lanka encounter.
I’m training on synthetic wickets to get timing and rhythm: David Warner
Furthermore, it appears that David Warner is just being hurt by the caliber of practice outings. He added that the wickets are still in use for a long period of time, with plenty of cricket played in the UAE. Warner is presently practicing on a synthetic pitch to restore his tempo and may soon reclaim his batting form.
“These practice wickets for example have been up and about for close to 12 weeks now. So training is quite difficult on them as well considering that the wickets are quite good at the moment. At the moment I’m training on synthetic wickets, some polished concrete to get timing and rhythm, and moving my feet, so that’s helping me. I think Finchie did the same thing the other day,” David Warner added.