Michael Vaughan impressed by David Warner’s heroics; predicts something big for him in Australia’s summer
Warner’s clinical form made former England captain Michael Vaughan remark on Twitter.
Published - Oct 31, 2019 4:12 pm | Updated - Oct 31, 2019 4:12 pm
David Warner made a strong comeback to international cricket this year after serving a year-long ban. The former Australia vice-captain had a magnificent run with the bat in the ICC World Cup 2019, scoring 647 runs to finish in the second spot after India’s Rohit Sharma who scored a run more. However, Warner then experienced a downhill dive with a mediocre Ashes in which he could score only one fifty in 10 outings. But the dashing opener is back to his murderous best in the ongoing T20I series against Sri Lanka at home.
Warner slammed 100 not out in just 56 balls at an average of 178 plus in the first T20I against the Asians in Adelaide that powered his team to a 134-run victory. It was the first century by the batsman in the same format and it also came on the day the left-hander turned 33. Three days later, Warner belted the Sri Lankans again, this time scoring 60 not out in 41 balls as Australia won the encounter by 9 wickets to bag the three-match series. On both occasions, Warner was chosen as the man of the match.
Australia play Pakistan and New Zealand at home this summer after Sri Lanka
Warner’s clinical form made former England captain Michael Vaughan remark on Twitter on Monday that the upcoming Australian summer will see the opener in his prime touch. After the remaining T20I against the Lankans in Melbourne, the Kangaroos will take on Pakistan in a three-T20I series between November 3 and 8.
After that, Australia will play Pakistan in a two-Test series in November-December and then play Trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand in a three-match Test series in December-January. Australia will take on the Kiwis in a three-ODI series in March. However, it will be a unique summer for Australia this time as they will be touring India for a three-T20I series in January.
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) October 30, 2019
Warner, along with former captain Steve Smith, missed the last summer season at home because of the Sandpapergate scandal. It was an ordinary season for the Baggy Greens as they lost ODI series to South Africa and India; lost a Test series to India and one-off T20I against the Proteas and drew the three-match T20I series with India.