Playing in Bio Secure Bubble is more challenging says David Warner

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

20th Sep, 2020. 11:21 am
David Warner

Australian hitter David Warner has said that playing cricket in Bio Secure Bubble is quite challenging as you are restricted not to meet with your family.

According to the details, David Warner who is also the captain of Indian Premier League IPL 2020 team Sunrisers Hyderabad, in a press conference said “Bubble life is very challenging, It is the hardest thing not to have a family with us due to restrictions.”

Warner just arrived in the United Arab Emirates UAE from the United Kingdom UK, where he was part of limited-overs series against England.

Warner said that the next few months will be challenging. In Australia, people can play golf and drive a car. Hopefully, here we can do some recreational stuff too. But first and foremost is that the tournament gets going. It makes a difference.

Warner led the run-charts at IPL 2019. His 692 runs in 12 innings came at a strike rate of 143.86. His opening partnerships with England’s Jonny Bairstow, the second-highest run-getter (445 runs at a strike rate of 157.24) for the Sunrisers, that assisted them in two wins in their first three games.

In all those games, they put together century opening stands, with a best of 185 against the Royal Challengers Bangalore at home. This time around, they will open their campaign on Monday against the same opponents in Dubai.

Both Warner and Bairstow are coming off some cricket in England; both of them were part of their respective national squads for the recently-concluded limited-overs tour.

“It’s good to play alongside him,” Warner said. “We know each other’s game well. We have a good understanding as I have with Finchy (Aaron Finch) for Australia.” “Looking forward to good opening partnerships with him.” Warner continued.

One of the aspects Warner highlighted as the key to their fortunes is to have their middle-order firing consistently.

He wants them to be capable of sustaining an aggressive tempo even if wickets fall around them, a template that has been central to England’s limited-overs regeneration.

“We did not give much of a chance to our middle order last time,” he said. “We will do our job at the top of the order, they should go out and bat freely.”

Warner about Rashid Khan

Among bowlers, Warner has highlighted Rashid Khan as his key player. He thinks Khan, will benefit from having played a lot of cricket in UAE, where he often had to contend with a dewy ball.

Khan was their second-highest wicket-taker in the last IPL, with 17 scalps in 15 matches at an economy of 6.28. He’s also coming off a CPL season with Barbados Tridents. While it wasn’t his best season in terms of returns, his 11 wickets in ten games came at an economy of under seven per over.

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