T20 captain in Australia, David Warner admits that he might want to apply some unusual techniques in order to keep run-hungry batsmen in T20 tri-series final at Eden Park.
Australia and New Zealand will continue their battle in trans-Tasman T20 final on Wednesday evening at Eden Park, a pocket-sized rugby stadium, after the last week tying the T20 International record for the most sixes scored in a match.
Both Kane Williamson and his Black Caps partner Warner had straight boundaries which can be as simple as 45 meters and they applied the brakes to the batters that could be hopeless. Warner stressed that his bowlers did something wrong in their last match despite his side having the highest-ever T20 total of Australia, which they chased down with 7 balls left.
But according to stand-in skipper, he may want to look out of the box to keep the repeat of running bonanza. Warner added on Tuesday, “You may want to have obscure fields. You might need to be like a deep fly slip rather than third man on the boundary.
“They are bizarre catching spots where you can get catch. You can set fields in Australia for some players to the area where they can hit. Usually, those fields can hit for six.
“Where is the mistimed pull shot which will go? Is it on the top for six? You may have one behind the keeper. For the spinners, you might have everyone on the boundary and no one to make them to get a wicket or just hit reverse sweep. You need to think on your feet when you are going out there.
“This part is very challenging but I don’t think it at the end of the day and how poorly the bowling was. It is true that the bowlers have bowled well.”
According to Warner, Australia will confirm their XI and he is kept the door for the expected comeback of Adam Zampa. The leg spinner has missed only one T20i between his debut in the year 2016 as well as the opening match of tri-series. But he has been overlooked for longer after he lost his spot to Ashton Agar, who is seemingly entrenched as the first spinner.
Eden Park pitch was worn out a bit and the same strip was used for onslaught on Friday and it could play in favor of Zampa, despite the fact that showers due to ex-tropical Gita cyclone may add some spice to the track.
Blustery winds and heavy rain hits Auckland on afternoon of Tuesday but city is not going to feel the worst of storm. Warner added, “The next day felt a bit drier than the previous day. Of course with a bit of weather, we will look at it hopefully if it holds off.”