Australia’s David Warner says criticism is ‘humorous’ ahead of Sri Lanka clash at T20 World Cup | Cricket News


David Warner was dismissed cheaply in each of Australia’s T20 World Cup warm-up matches and made simply 14 of their opening Group 1 fixture towards South Africa; watch Australia vs Sri Lanka stay on Sky Sports Cricket from 2.30pm on Thursday

Last Updated: 27/10/21 1:20pm

Australia's David Warner walks off following his dismissal against South Africa at the T20 World Cup (Associated Press)

Australia’s David Warner walks off following his dismissal towards South Africa at the T20 World Cup (Associated Press)

Australia opener David Warner has disregarded considerations about his lean run of kind going into Thursday’s T20 World Cup clash towards Sri Lanka.

The 35-year-old was dismissed for 0 and 1 throughout his facet’s warm-up matches earlier than making simply 14 of their match opener towards South Africa final weekend.

Warner’s low scores got here off the again of a tough end to the IPL, the place he was neglected of the Sunrisers Hyderabad facet as they completed backside of the desk – however the left-hander says he is unconcerned.

“People talking about my form is quite funny,” stated Warner. “I laugh at the matter because [at the] end of the day, I’ve hardly played any cricket.

“Then was the chance with the IPL, for instance. I had two video games after which mainly needed to present all the opposite children a crack and whatnot. So from my perspective, that is high-quality.

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“And in warm-up games, they are warm-up games for a reason. The other day was a sort of getting my benchmark back as to where I should be.

“Obviously some dismissals are out of your management, which typically occurs in cricket. We’re practising as a lot as we will to get on the market and carry out.

“You’ve got to try to make the most of training. At the moment, I’m training on some synthetic wickets and polished concrete to get timing and rhythm and moving my feet. So that’s helping me.”

Warner, who has amassed 2,279 runs in T20I cricket since his debut in 2009, says he is unfazed by the spin-friendly situations within the United Arab Emirates.

Sri Lanka are prone to deploy a number of spinners when the groups meet in Dubai, stay on Sky Sports Cricket, with Maheesh Theekshana, who missed their five-wicket victory over Bangladesh on Sunday, a candidate to come back into the facet.

Warner has made 82 T20I appearances for Australia since his debut in 2009

Warner has made 82 T20I appearances for Australia since his debut in 2009

“I like the word mystery spinner, because there’s everyone,” added Warner. “(Sunil) Narine’s a mystery spinner, Ajantha Mendis as well. He was a mystery spinner.

“You get to face these guys – Rashid Khan, similar factor. You know, these guys are simply skilful. I would not name them thriller spinners.

“It’s just you’ve got to obviously watch their hand closely. Under lights, that’s a difficult thing to do.

“You do not get to see the seam. So from a batter’s perspective, it is about making use of stress such as you usually do to any bowler.”

Watch the T20 World Cup stay on Sky between now and November 14.

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