Good start is key to counter Indian spinners: Warner
Indore: Australian opener David Warner was at a loss to explain his team's continu ing batting failure in the ongoing ODI series against India, but dismissed criticism that the visitors were struggling to read the home spinners.
Left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal have consistently bamboozled the visitors in the series but Warner said it has got nothing to do with the batsmen's ability to pick their line. The Aussies are currently trailing 0-2 in the five-match series.
Explaining the predicament, the left-hander said listless batting at the top makes it difficult to take the spinners head on.
"I find that the players can read them. One or two of the players probably can't see the seam. Players react of the wicket. One needs to have a game plan against spin. When you lose wickets in clumps, one gets tentative," Warner said at the pre-match press conference ahead of the third one-dayer here on Sunday.
"One has to apply pressure. If you get off to a good start and the spinners come on, it is a different ball game.The tempo is different."
Asked if it was a technical flaw or a mental block that was getting in the way of performing well, Warner said it's an issue they face due to growing in a completely different scenario but seniors have no reasons to make excuses. "When it comes to technique...you grow up on wickets that are fast and bouncy, when you come to the subcontinent, it is your first series and it is hard to adapt. When you keep coming back, there are no excuses. You should know the conditions," he said. Warner, captain Steve Smith, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, James Faulkner, Glenn Maxwell, and Matthew Wade have played enough in India during the IPL and in bilateral series.
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