Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has put his weight behind teammate David Warner for the upcoming mega event. The southpaw is woefully out of form and has been short of runs and confidence. He also didn’t have the best of IPL season as he scored just 195 runs in eight games for SRH.
Later, he also got out for a golden duck in the warmup game against New Zealand. Maxwell though believes to not write Warner off, and soon Warner will be amongst runs. The all-rounder also said it is just one of the lean phases for the senior batter and that it is just a matter of one or two good knocks.
“If you ever doubt Davey, it’s an absolute no-no,” Maxwell said according to ESPN Cricinfo. “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.
Australia are due to play one more warm-up game before they kick off their campaign against South Africa on Saturday (October 23). Maxwell said Warner is a big match player regardless of his current form.
“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.”
Speaking about the warmup match, Australia beat New Zealand by three wickets in Abu Dhabi. Their next warmup match is against India on Wednesday (October 20).