David Warner to Open for Australia in T20 WC
By Tanushka Gain
on Wed Oct 06 2021
Australia’s limited-overs captain Aaron Finch has confirmed that he and David Warner will bat together in the T20 World Cup in this year’s IPL, despite David Warner being dropped twice by Sunrisers Hyderabad.
David Warner has not played a T20I for Australia since September 2020. Australia’s last 14 matches in four series have been missed due to a combination of injury, rest and schedule clashes.
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David Warner has faced a tough IPL season in two halves of the tournament. Warner has scored two half-centuries in eight innings. But he was dropped as captain by Sunrisers due to his strike-rate of 107.73 during the first half of the IPL season in India. He did not tour the Caribbean and Bangladesh in mid-year with Australia to rest in the second half of the IPL and the World Cup. But he scored just 0 and 2 runs in his first two matches when the IPL resumed in the United Arab Emirates. Out again from Sunrisers.
But Finch backed David Warner to be his opening partner for the tournament, a day before leaving for the UAE for the World Cup.
“Yes, of course,” said Finch. “David Warner is one of the best players to have played for Australia. I have no doubt that his preparation, while he would love to play for Hyderabad. I know he is still training. He has to be good. “
Finch himself entered the tournament amidst a cloud of injury. He had missed Australia’s tour of Bangladesh due to knee surgery. There were initially doubts whether he would be fit for Australia’s two warm-up matches against New Zealand and India but he is confident he would be ready to play in both.
“My recovery has improved a lot over the past few weeks. So there’s a greater chance that I’ll be fit and ready for them. “And the intensity to which I’ve been able to train, the amount of acceleration that’s putting a load through my knee, it’s really positive. So, yeah, I don’t have a problem.
He said, “I had probably the biggest session in terms of fielding, changing direction and battling everything, so he goes as far as he can. I had a meeting with the surgeon yesterday and he was really happy with where it is ” . wing.”
Australia’s preparation for the tournament is a legitimate concern. Ignoring their recent form after losing their last five T20I series, several key players have played very little cricket full stop and faced difficulties trying to train due to the various lockdowns in Australia.
Glenn Maxwell and Josh Hazlewood have been in good form in the IPL, but Marcus Stoinis has suffered a hamstring injury and has not batted in the tournament after being broken out in the first game on the restart. Steve Smith has been in and out of the Delhi Capitals line-up playing just two matches.
David Warner Australian international cricketer and former captain of the Australian national team. A left-handed opener. David Warner the first Australian cricketer selected for the national team. I n any format in 132 years without experience in first-class cricket. He plays for New South Wales and Sydney Thunder in domestic cricket. He served as the Australian vice-captain in the Test and ODI formats of the game between 2015 and 2018. 
In January 2017, he became the fourth player to win the Allan Border Medal more than once. And also won awards in successive years. On 28 September 2017, he played his 100th ODI and became the first Australian batsman to score a century in his 100th ODI and 8th overall.
Those living in Australia have hardly played any cricket. Matthew Wade not played since the Bangladesh tour since Tasmania’s two home matches against Queensland postponed last week.
Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Agar and Kane Richardson have played one home 50-over match and Josh Inglis has played only two, one of which was a four-day Sheffield Shield game.