Last Update on: January 16th, 2020 at 12:48 pm
With still three more left before the next 50-over World Cup takes place, Australia openers David Warner and Aaron Finch have made it clear that they are not sure about their participation in the competition. The star batters recently enhanced their reputation as one of the best opening pairs in the world by sharing an incredible 258-run stand in the first ODI against India on Tuesday.
Both of them scored centuries as Australia thrashed India by ten wickets to go one nil up in the three-match series. Aaron Finch’s decision to bowl first was totally justified by his bowlers as they bowled out the hosts for a modest 255. Mitchell Starc was the pick of the bowlers, picking up three wickets while Pat Cummins and Kane Richardson took two wickets apiece.
David Warner and Aaron Finch then made light work of India’s bowling lineup to take their side over the line in just the 38th over. David Warner remained unbeaten on 128 and walked away with the Man of the Match award while Aaron Finch remained on 110. And after the game, he made it clear that he is not thinking too far as far as his career is concerned.
When asked about his and Finch’s chances of playing in the next World Cup, David Warner said that he and his opening partner need to get clearances from their wives.
“I think we’ll speak to our wives first. We’ll both be 36 or 37, I’ve got three kids – I hope that’s the last one – and in that three years you’ve got form, wives, family,” said David Warner.
“We’ve got a great bunch of guys here that, potentially with our senior players, can make that (2023) World Cup. Looking forward, I’d love to be there. There’s a long road ahead, but if I’m here (India for the World Cup) I’m very fortunate that I’ve got a good wife,” he added.
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) January 15, 2020