David Warner believes payment dispute has nothing to do with upset at Dhaka
There are a lot of mental things that go through your head, batting fourth in Asia: Warner
Published - Aug 31, 2017 3:25 pm | Updated - Aug 31, 2017 3:25 pm
Continuing the general theme of the week of upsets with England facing defeat at the hands of underdogs West Indies, Bangladesh overhauled Australia at Sher-e-Bangla Stadium, Dhaka by 20 runs. Centurion in the second innings, David Warner claimed that the recent longstanding dispute between ACA and CA should not be blamed for the upset.
Prior to the start of the series, there were question marks regarding the tour due to the tiff between Australian Cricketers Association and Cricket Australia. Just at the nick of time, the two parties reached a common ground regarding the revenue sharing model.
However, Australia’s struggle in sub continental conditions continued as they found the Tigers too hot to handle in the First Test match at Mirpur, Dhaka. The only silver lining for the Aussies in the match was the sensational knock from their swashbuckling opener David Warner who scored a valiant inning of 112 off 135 balls, smashing 16 boundaries and a maximum, at a ridiculous strike rate of 82.96. With this innings, Warner put an end to his dry spell in Asia.
Despite the humiliating loss to Bangladesh, Warner doesn’t think the payment dispute had anything to do with the upset.
“I don’t think at all that the MOU stuff had anything to do with preparations or our mindset. We had a great time up in Darwin. The facilities are fantastic and they are exceptional hosts for us to come over,” commented David Warner according to Sydney Morning Herald.
Warner dispenses keys to succeed on turning wickets
“In a fourth innings in the subcontinent on a turning wicket, there are a lot of mental things that go through your head. You have got to overcome those. And with the conditions as well you have got to be fast on your feet and that’s why I spoke about energy in my legs. That’s the key to getting down the wicket, lunging forward and lunging back and not getting caught in between. There were a few times when I did get caught in between, but I managed to negate any dismissal,” revealed Warner, dispensing keys to succeed on turning wickets.