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David Warner Follows The Footsteps Of Virat Kohli
By CricShots - Feb 19, 2018 10:17 am
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After Virat Kohli expressed his concerns regarding the need for the BCCI to look into scheduling of matches, Australia’s stand-in skipper David Warner has now said that burnout of cricketers could have been a reason for the team doing poorly in the ODIs against England and has called on Cricket Australia and the senior cricketers to sit down and look into future ached using.

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David Warner complains of the hectic schedule

During his recent chat with cricket.com.au, Warner said, “In hindsight, you can say yes (given) the way that we performed. But even if we performed as well, you probably would have got a break as well. I just think the thing that’s missing is the gap between the last Test and the first one-day game. England had, I think, four players maybe (playing both Tests and ODIs) and besides Chris Woakes, there wasn’t another bowler. You look at little things like that that can benefit us in a way.”

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He further added, “It was a bit of a mental breakdown from a few of us. If you look at the Twenty20 team at the moment, the way these guys have come out of the Big Bash fresh, they’re just killing it. It’s sort of set the example that if we come around to the same situation again with a big Ashes series, do we look at certain things? And that’s up to Cricket Australia to look at and judge.”

Ashton Agar and David Warner

Warner also pointed out that indicideal players need to take a stand for themselves, he said, “It’s up to the individual as well to put their hand up. If you are cooked or something, you’re an adult, you’re not going to get shot down for putting your hand up. We have the onus upon ourselves to do that.”

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The stand-in Australian skipper has said that playing for the country is the moment of pride and it would be difficult to imagine that players will willingly sit out of international games. He said, “(But) we’re never going to put our hand up to say we need a rest, that’s for sure because every day we’re living the dream.”

Despite the fact that Warner has played all formats this summer, he is confident of doing well in the Test series against South Africa, starting March 1. He described, “Hopefully I’ll get my time in the nets and I will be able to adjust to that. I think I copped three really good balls in that one-day series. That just happens in the game. You try your best all the time and sometimes it’s not going to come off like The Don.”