David Warner
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David Warner’s Australia teammate Glenn Maxwell has warned every other team participating in the T20 World Cup 2021 that they should write off the mercurial left-hander at their own risk. This came after Warner’s first-ball duck in the World Cup warm-up game against New Zealand on Monday night.

David Warner is coming into this ICC event on the back of a terrible Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) season in UAE, where he played two matches for Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and scored 0 and 2 before being dropped from the playing XI altogether and was even not brought into the dugout for a couple of games.

David WArner with Virat Singh and other SRH players. Photo- David Warner Instagram
David Warner with Virat Singh and other SRH players. Photo- David Warner Instagram

His form is giving Australian camp headaches which intensified after Monday night in the first warm-up game against New Zealand when he fell for a first-ball duck after advancing at Tim Southee and edging him to slip where Martin Guptill, who took a brilliant one-hander to get rid of the opener.

“If You Ever Doubt Davey, It’s An Absolute No-No,” Says Glenn Maxwell

However, his teammate Glenn Maxwell, who himself is coming off a tremendous outing in the IPL 2021, where he scored over 510 runs for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), warned against anyone writing off Warner ahead of the World Cup, backing him to return to his best when Australia’s tournament begins on Saturday.

“If you ever doubt Davey, it’s an absolute no-no. You know he’s going to turn it around. He’s a superstar of all three formats. He’s made so many runs. He’s going to go down as one of the greats of the game. Unfortunately, he got Martin Guptill’d yesterday with an absolute hanger. Gup seems to do that a lot against us,” Maxwell was quoted by ESPNCricinfo.

Glenn Maxwell and David Warner for Australia. Photo- Getty
Glenn Maxwell and David Warner for Australia. Photo- Getty

“Those sorts of things happen when you’re searching for it. But you know when he gets out there come game time, come the 23rd [of October], regardless of what happens in the next practice game, you know he’s going to hit the ground running. He’s going to be a big player for us,” he added.

Maxwell himself was rested from the warmup game against New Zealand which Australia won emphatically. Many are predicting he will be the key man for Australia during the World Cup. Australia will face South Africa on October 23 in their opening match of the tournament.

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