“For me it’s about going out there and doing my best,” Warner said. star sports, “That happens in live-play and tournament-play and that’s what I’m looking forward to. We live for those World Cups. They happen every four years and you really have to shine on this stage and I’m here.” Try to emulate what I do in those bilateral series and yes, it is special to be in the same category and class with those guys.
“They’re great players of the game. For us, we grew up watching those guys. In this moment, we’re just existing. Maybe in 20 years or 30 years’ time, I can sit back and enjoy Am. “
Warner was one of the few Australian players to make an impact in the opening game against India, scoring 41, but his wickets led to the team’s collapse. He followed that innings with 13 against South Africa and 11 against Sri Lanka, but scored 163 against Pakistan and completed his sixth World Cup century today.
Speaking with his former teammate Shane Watson, with whom he works at Delhi Capitals during the IPL, Warner said the improvement in his form has come from “going back to basics”.
“We talked about it during the IPL, Watto – it’s about timing and rhythm and on these wickets you have to be able to give yourself time to do that,” Warner said. “I think the first game against India in Chennai, is always going to be challenging, always a challenging surface. You need to bring yourself in. And I didn’t feel like I was in good form, and then Lucknow (against South Africa) which was a great wicket but the timing wasn’t there and the ball was swinging, so for me it was about going back to basics and staying nice and calm. There was still my initial (inner trigger) Movement) but I can stay still if I want and just change gears. I know I have the ability to play on these wickets and in these conditions. It’s just about supporting myself and keeping control and getting those 50s. It’s about batting in overs.”
Almost all of Warner’s best innings have been characterized by his fast running between the wickets and this was no different, including an occasion when he came down the full length of the pitch to send back his partner Steven Smith.
“You clearly saw that today I ran two runs for my partner and I didn’t get a single run for it,” Warner said. “I’ll remember it for a long time. As you know, I’ve said it many times. I’m proud of my fitness. It’s something I really think is part of my game. You can see That’s what Virat Kohli does.” And a lot more. We take pride in it, try to pinch two-twos, run as hard as we can for our teammates. You should have that inside you. It’s an attitude thing and it’s one thing I like to do.”
“We’re starting to play up to our potential and play the style we always talk about,” Cummins said. “The openers started really well. Smithy at No. 3. Really good powerplay. That’s how we want to play. Get the game going.”
Australia had not taken any wicket in the powerplay in three matches, but they improved on this against the Netherlands.
“That’s our goal,” Cummins said. “I thought we bowled pretty well without any luck in the powerplay. It was good to see guys getting the job done and (Adam) Zamp took another four wickets as well.”
“We saw that happen at the beginning of our bowling (no powerplay wickets in three matches),” Warner said. “And the ball was swinging and the boys hit those lengths and they were able to get past the keeper. Were able and it was something they were talking about in the bowlers’ meeting, try to hit the gloves hard and try to hit the wicket hard and they were able to do that tonight. And to get powerplay wickets and hopefully we can emulate that in the New Zealand game.”