World Cup: David Warner slams critics as ODI type surges

David Warner says his critics “look silly” because the veteran opener thrives alongside Travis Head and Mitchell Marsh in a resurgent Australian high order on the World Cup.

Warner, who turned 37 on Friday, trails solely South African star Quinton de Kock within the main run-scorers on the match with 413 runs at 68.83, together with two centuries.

The left-hander stated he was not fussed whether or not his opener companion was Head or Marsh for the rest of the match, calling them “precisely the identical participant”.

Head returned from a damaged hand with a bang towards New Zealand on Saturday, slamming seven sixes in his 109 off 67 balls after Marsh was relegated to the No.3 slot to accommodate him.

“It doesn’t matter to me, whether or not it’s (Head) or Mitch … however it’s good to see Heady come out and fireplace,” Warner stated.

“He’s clearly come again the place he left off in (South) Africa (earlier than his damaged hand) – it’s good to have him among the many runs and hopefully he continues it in Ahmedabad.

“He likes to go after each single ball, that’s why we nicknamed him ‘Chaos’, (he) simply appears to be hitting the center on a regular basis, and that’s the best way he performs.”

Warner stated the all-out assault technique adopted by his opening companion had rattled opposition bowlers and allowed him to hitch the run-fest as nicely.

Australia turned the primary ODI staff to go 350 in three consecutive matches throughout the win over the Kiwis.

“On the different finish, it permits a little bit of strain on the bowlers, after which I can get some unhealthy balls as nicely, and it really works vice-versa.

“So we’re gelling very well collectively, however to see (Head) hit the ball out of the center like he did was one thing particular.”

Warner denied proving his critics mistaken had been a motivating issue on the World Cup however nonetheless had a retort for them.

“Nup … I simply make everybody look silly,” he stated.

“Everybody retains writing me off … I’m doing in addition to I can, I’m simply making an attempt to go on the market and begin in addition to I can upfront within the first 10 (overs).”

Warner stated the Australians had been cautious of an English aspect with “nothing to lose” when the rivals meet in Ahmedabad on Saturday.

After slumping to the underside of the World Cup desk with one win in six video games, England is susceptible to lacking qualification for the 2025 Champions Trophy, which requires a top-eight end.

“They’re one of many groups which are essentially the most harmful when there’s nothing to lose,” Warner stated.

“They’ve received some very, very high quality gamers and we now have to respect it … they bat to 11 and their bowling unit is superb, so for us we’ve simply received to begin in addition to we will.

“In Ahmedabad, the bottom is clearly lots greater and the wicket’s a pleasant, true wicket.”

Australia will ponder whether or not to reintroduce Marcus Stoinis into the aspect towards England, with a “niggly” calf damage conserving the all-rounder out of the Netherlands and New Zealand video games.

Marnus Labuschagne dropped to 5 and Josh Inglis to seven as a way to accommodate Head’s inclusion on the high of the order, which got here on the expense of Cameron Inexperienced.

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