The senior Australian cricketer and most T20I run-scorer for his nation, David Warner is confident that Australia are on the right track for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020.
Australia will host the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup for the first time in 2020 edition. This tournament will run from 18th October to 15th November 2020.
While Australia have never won the T20 World Cup, they are desperate to end this wait in this edition. David Warner believes the Australian team has massively improved in recent time, and they are on the right track for this tournament.
Warner told the reporters, “We are definitely on track. You go back 18 months ago, even further back than that, people weren’t even rating us as a top five ranked team. But given the schedule, it was difficult to put out our best team all the time.
“But over the last 18 months we’ve established a really strong side, and we’ve consistently put out our best team every time we’ve played, and I think we’ve focused very well on the World Cup.”
We’ve got a great balance in our team right now: David Warner
After remaining unbeaten in nine consecutive T20Is in around last one year, Australia finally suffered their first T20I defeat in the last game against South Africa at Port Elizabeth.
David Warner feels that they have currently got a great balance in the team. Talking more about this strong T20I side, Warner credited the bowling unit, including the effective spinners. He also praised the Australian limited-overs captain Aaron Finch for using the bowlers properly.
Warner added, “We’ve got a great balance in our team right now. There is a lot of credit due to the bowling unit, especially the two spinners (Ashton Agar and Adam Zampa) who’ve really worked well together. Finchy (captain Aaron Finch) has used the bowlers at the right time as well, so we are being led in the right direction.
“Our batting speaks for itself. We have great depth there and I feel we are very experienced… We don’t rely on one or two players. We’ve got 11 match winners and that’s the exciting thing about it.”
Since the ball-tampering incident during the Cape Town Test in March 2018, the ongoing South Africa tour is the first South Africa tour for the Australian cricketers David Warner and Steven Smith. While Warner is looking forward by putting back that past, he feels that the fans were very respectful.