Australian openers, David Warner and Aaron Finch, are in form of their lives and they are also making it count. The duo stitched together an unbeaten record breaking stand of 258-runs in their first ODI against India at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday (January 14). They also helped their team go 1-0 up in three match series.
In the post-match conference, the left-handed dashing opener from New South Wales was in jolly mood, after handing out India a face-hiding humiliation in the first ODI. On asked about his partnership with Aaron Finch, David Warner said, “We complement each other on the field, and we’re great mates off the field as well. We know each other’s games and personalities well. We have honest conversations. If we’re playing shots that we wouldn’t, we reassure each other about that.”
With this Australia team gaining on confidence match after match, the other teams would be a little feared from the form of both David Warner and Finch as later in this year the Aussies would host the upcoming T20 World Cup in high confidence.
A media person also asked Warner about his plan for the next 50 over World Cup in 2023, to which the Australian opener replied in a hilarious manner, “We’ll speak to our wives first,” said David Warner.
Before adding, “We’ll both be 36 or 37. I’ve got three kids, and I hope that’s the last one. We’ll take one step at a time. We’ll look to the next game in Rajkot. We actually spoke about this in the team meeting, not looking too far ahead,”
The second ODI between Australia and India will take place today at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot. Both India and Australia will look to win the match but in contrasting manner as one to keep the series alive and the other to clinch the series.