Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has come out in support of under-fire David Warner after his back to back slowest knocks in the ongoing Cricket World Cup 2019, saying the moving ball and the bowler-friendly conditions could be the reason behind the destructive opener’s slow run in the tournament.
First, Warner consumed 114 balls to score 89*, though the speed of his innings didn't matter much in that match as Australia won the game quite comfortably against Afghanistan, but now his latest 77-ball half century really played a huge role in Australia’s 36-run defeat against India.
As per reports in IANS, Maxwell said of Warner, “Davey obviously didn't have his best day but he was able to bat a little (bit) of time rather than throwing it away early.”
The all-rounder continued, “He was able to bat deeper for us, which was a key thing for us. Unfortunately, the first big risk he took he got out. If he's gets it right, he's away. One of those guys can be the guy who gets the hundred and we can bat around them and really give that total a shake.”
Maxwell signed off by saying, “It might be the conditions, it might be the ball. It seems to be doing a little bit more than I expected over here. We all expected big 500 scores and balls to be pinging away all over the place. But the ball has started swinging in the 5-10 over mark rather than straight away and then stopping.”
(With IANS Inputs)