29/05/2024

David Warner is confident a big score is around the corner despite a lean run. Image: Aamir QURESHI / AFP

David Warner's recent run of poor form is set to end, with the opening batter introducing a creative new way to train for World Cup

Inconsistent form at the top of Australia’s batting order is not worrying David Warner, as he eyes creative ways to find runs.

Typically a mainstay opening batter for Australia, Warner has struggled to bother the scorers in recent T20 matches.

Warner said he was not worried about his lack of runs, with warm-up matches not high on the priority list.

“People talking about my form is quite funny, I laugh at the matter because at the end of the day I haven’t played much cricket,” he said.

“Warm-up games are warm-up games for a reason.

“The other day I got my benchmark back where I should be at with my feet.”

Warner designed a creative training regime to avoid training on “low and slow” wickets; instead, practicing on synthetic pitches and polished concrete.

He said his lack of time in the middle made it difficult to find a rhythm.

“It’s very hard when you’re not getting time in the middle, through some dismissals that are out of your control,” he said.

“You’ve got to try and make the most of your training.

“At the moment I’m training on synthetic wickets and polished concrete, to get timing and rhythm and moving my feet so that’s helping me.”

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Despite the lack of runs on the board in Dubai, Warner said he was not far off his best.

“At the end of the day you can’t control how you get out,” he said.

“I’m in a good space, I’m hitting the ball in the nets, I couldn’t be anymore ready to go.

“I feel the other day I was one boundary away from having a good innings.

“When I got that first boundary… my feet were dancing and moving.”

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