ICC T20 World Cup 2021: Australia’s limited-overs skipper Aaron Finch unhesitantly asserts that despite having a woeful time in the Vivo IPL 2021 for SRH, star batsman David Warner will open the innings for Australia in the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2021.
Finch backed his long time opening partner David Warner and reckons that in spite of having a difficult time, Warner will be preparing pretty well for the T20 World Cup 2021, scheduled to be held in the UAE and Oman, starting October 17.
“Yep, absolutely He’s one of the best players to ever play the game for Australia,” Finch said on the eve of Australia’s departure to the UAE for the showpiece.
“I’ve got no doubt that his preparation, while he would love to be playing for Hyderabad no doubt, I know that he’s still training away. He’ll be good to go,” he said, according to ESPNCricinfo.
David Warner has missed Australia’s T20I fixtures since September 2020 due to an injury. He last played the shortest format fixture against England in Southampton on 6th September 2020 where he departed without even opening his account.
The swashbuckling southpaw missed a few T20I matches due to injuries while he opted out from Australia tour to West Indies and Bangladesh to remain fresh for the second leg of the Vivo IPL 2021 and the subsequent T20 World Cup 2021.
Moreover, Aussie limited overs skipper Aaron Finch is also coming back to the international circuit after battling with a knee injury. The skipper was initially deemed uncertain for the two warmup matches against New Zealand and India, however, he himself is confident to recover on time.
“Over the last couple of weeks my recovery has progressed really well so it’s looking more and more likely that I’ll be fit and ready to go for them,” Finch said.
“And just in terms of the intensity that I’ve been able to train, the amount of accelerations, decelerations, putting load through my knee, that’s all really positive. So, yeah, I’ve got no issues.”