Shane Warne Lashes Out At Australia's Batting Approach

Shane Warne Lashes Out At Australia’s Batting Approach

Shane Warne
Shane Warne (Credits - Getty)

Despite Australia registering their fifth win of the World Cup in their sixth game, their former spin spearhead Shane Warne lashed out at them. The legendary leg-spinner is not at all impressed with the way Australia have approached their innings with the bat in the ongoing World Cup. The defending champions, on Thursday, scored a mammoth 381 for 5 against Bangladesh.

However, the way David Warner and Aaron Finch started the innings, it did not impress  Shane Warne. Both the Australia openers decided to take their time early on, much to the annoyance of Warner who felt that the approach was very odd on the small Trent Bridge ground. Shane Warne took to Twitter to express his thoughts over Australia’s conservative approach, writing:

“This very conservative approach by Aust is very odd, especially on a small ground with a super quick outfield & as the ball hasn’t spun or seamed. Leaving way to much for Maxwell, Stoinis and Carey to do. Only a wicket down, Aust should be going after the bowling big time !”

He further said that although Australia could challenge India and England, they cannot do so without changing their game style. Reiterating his displeasure over Australia’s conservative approach, Shane Warne tweeted:

“Ps I still believe Australia can challenge India & England for the World Cup trophy, but not with this game style or batting order. Australia have fire power but have decided not to use it & gone with playing conservative cricket ! Not sure why followers, it’s very strange !!!”

Talking about the game against Bangladesh, Australia beat them by 48 runs. David Warner starred with the bat once again, scoring a sublime 66. Usman Khawaja and Aaron Finch scored fifties too as Australia posted their fourth 300-plus total of the World Cup.

In reply, Bangladesh came up with a good fight but the score was just too big to chase. They finished on a commendable 333 for 8 with Mushfiqur Rahim scoring a century.