David Warner: Sending Henriques up the Order Was a Decision Inspired from IPL
After losing the One-Day International series 4-1, Australia managed to stay alive in the T20I series with a comprehensive win by eight wickets in Guwahati.
David Warner won the toss and decided to field first and his bowlers proved their captain’s correct, as youngster Jason Behrendorff bowled four overs on the trot and took top four Indian wickets and set the match for the visitors single-handedly.
Warner failed to contribute with the bat but he marshaled his troops well and made some bold decisions in the batting order to make sure it was Australia’s game.
After the match, the left-hander was all praise for his bowlers and emphasized on Jason and Zampa’s contribution in the win.
“It feels great. As I said, bowl well and start well. Jason has got the height and bounce, he comes from Perth and has the right attitude, which is key. Zampa was fantastic as well.” said Warner.
Australian captain said it was IPL experience which tempted him to send Moises Henriques up at number three, which proved a crucial move in Australia’s triumph in Guwahati.
“Sending Henriques early was something I spoke about. He’s been effective with Sunrisers as well, and he came and showed his experience.”
In the end, Warner compared the Guwahati wicket to an English wicket and hoped that the crowd gets behind him on his IPL home ground.
“In the beginning, the pitch was softish, quite like an English wicket. But if you got through the new ball, you could score. Hopefully, the crowd gets behind us in Hyderabad.”
The third match will take place on 13th October in Hyderabad, Waner captains the Hyderabad side in the Indian Premier League.