How David Warner Is Getting Nicely Geared Up For The T20 World Cup?

David Warner

David Warner is the archetypal example of a devastating batsman in whose book one can’t seem to find any full stops or pauses; there are only exclamation marks that surprise both fans and critics.

For starters, his is a career that has blazed a trail for many others to follow. Having already made well over 8,700 Test runs in addition to nearly 7000 one day runs, 6932, to be precise, it isn’t that Warner’s T20I graph eschewed big vital runs.

He is, lest it is forgotten, a T20 World Cup winner for Australia. The date was November 14, 2021 and the venue was Dubai and the occasion, quite possibly, could not have been any bigger.

In requiring a tricky 173 to win the World Cup final against arch rivals BlackCaps, after a superb showing from Kane Williamson, 85 to his name, left everyone regaled, it was all down to David Warner to deliver the goods for his national side.

In reply, it was actually Warner in a team that featured Finch, Marsh, Maxwell, Smith and Stoinis, who led Australia’s charge.

He was unrelenting, positive and batting like a go-getter who knew nothing about pressure. As a matter of fact, his perfect combination of timing the ball and hitting it to much perfection allowed Australia a flying start; his 53 from 38 ensured that an experienced crafter was at one end as Mitch Marsh with his strikingly good 77 off 50 revived the team score.

David Warner is a generational great of the game!

Ultimately, it was Warner, who by the way has a best test score of 335*, who emerged the player-of-the-series in the world cup of epic proportions. He stayed put, kept up the tempo of scoring and didn’t seem perturbed despite being up against South and Boult, two of world cricket’s modern day greats.

What’s more?

As seen recently, in the series against the West Indies, David Warner has been batting with a sense of freedom and purpose. Now what is interesting about the way he is batting is that despite having announced his intentions of quitting the game that made him, gave his identity, he seems ready and tireless, once again.

In the opening game of the three-match series against the West Indies, it was David Warner who top scored for the Aussies.

He took just 36 deliveries, which is no more than 6 overs, to carve 70 precious runs. In the wake of carving the returning duo of Holder and Russell, David Warner seemed simply unstoppable.

It’s not that timing has detested him or placing the white ball into the gaps, ever an inveterate habit has bereft him of the usual style. David Warner looks ready to take on one big challenge. This, however, could well be his last as he himself exclaimed a few days ago: the challenge of playing one last major ICC trophy or tournament for his Australian national team.

What’s more? By the time he enters the World Cup, slated to be held in the West Indies and America, he might well have gone past his 3000th run in the format.

At the moment, he has already collected 2,986 runs from 101 games with a best score of 100 not out to his name. Is a meaty beating up on the cards for the bowlers in June?

David Warner


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