Dean Jones is looking forward to the battle between David Warner and Rohit Sharma in the upcoming ODI series in India.
Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones is excited to see who wins the battle between Warner and Sharma as both openers are in form and raring to go. He discussed their scoring abilities on a show for the official broadcasters. He explained that blocking one side of the field doesn’t work against these openers as they are good on both sides.
Jones said, “Rohit Sharma and David Warner are good at both sides of the ground. If you shut one side of the ground they will find a way to get runs on the other side of the ground. These guys are not only physically fit, but mentally fit as well and they have a vivacious appetite for runs and I want to see who wins this battle.”
Australia is coming off a 3-0 Test series victory over their neighbors New Zealand whereas Team India is coming off a 2-0 T20I series victory over their neighbors Sri Lanka. Warner scored 297 runs in 6 innings at an average of close to 60 and was the second-highest run-getter for Australia only behind the milestone man Marnus Labuschagne.
Rohit Sharma last played an ODI series against the West Indies before resting for the Sri Lanka series. He was the highest run-getter in the series as he scored 258 runs in 3 matches at an average of 86. Both these players will be looking to add heaps of runs for their respective teams and contribute to a winning cause.
Australia Tour of India 2020 will begin with the first ODI in Mumbai on January 14.
(Inputs from IANS)