David Warner steals Smith’s practice routine for Bangalore Test
Published - Mar 3, 2017 3:51 pm | Updated - Mar 3, 2017 3:51 pm
After crushing India by 333 runs in the first Test, the Aussies are hard at work to repeat the same in the second Test. While Team India is busy planning a comeback into the series, the visitors will be looking to dodge one. The Test series has gone from exciting to super exciting after the Pune Test. As India were outright favorites to lift the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Some even predicted a whitewash.
The second match is to be played in Bangalore. The pitch was recently revealed to the tourists as they were surprised to see the green strip which was eventually shaved. It was said that the Bangalore pitch will be a sporting one as compared to the wicket in Pune. The lush green outfield at the Chinnaswamy Stadium also has an equally good surface. The practice wickets at the venue were densely watered.
The team from down under has surprised everyone including themselves. There were some unusual practice techniques to tackle the rank turners, as far as the Aussies are concerned. During the Pune Test, we saw Steve Smith batting in the nets without his pads on. This worked in the favor of the Australian skipper as he scored a century on a pitch where the whole Indian team struggled to score one.
The idea behind that was to avoid taking the ball on the pads and it was lauded by the pundits as well. This inspired David Warner as he was seen batting without his pads in the nets during a practice session. Cricket Australia’s twitter handle posted a video of the man from New South Wales sweating it out in the nets.
Fearless Warner seemed to care less about his legs as he smashed one over the top as well.
Watch David Warner pactice here:
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