ICC T20 World Cup: Glenn Maxwell backs David Warner- He is going to hit the ground running

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Australia star Glenn Maxwell has backed fellow compatriot David Warner, saying it is an ‘absolute no-no’ to doubt the Australia opener, despite the latter’s worrying run of form.

T20 World Cup: David Warner is going to turn it around, says Glenn Maxwell (Reuters Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • David Warner is going to turn it around in T20 World Cup: Glenn Maxwell
  • Warner is going to go down as one of the greats of the game: Maxwell
  • Maxwell said all-rounder Mitchell Marsh will have a huge impact in T20 WC
Australian star Glenn Maxwell said that it’s an ‘absolute no-no’ to doubt David Warner, despite the latter’s worrying run of form, and said that rivals should write off the stalwart at their “own peril”.

Warner’s horror run of form in the lead-up to the T20 World Cup continued as the star opener was dismissed for a first-ball duck, having edged a delivery from Tim Southee to Martin Guptill in the slips.

“If you ever doubt Davey, it’s an absolute no-no. 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 (caught Guptill bowled Southee) on Monday with an absolute hanger. Gup seems to do that a lot against us,” Maxwell told ESPNcricinfo.

“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 against South Africa), 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.”

Maxwell also said that all-rounder Mitchell Marsh will have a huge impact in the tournament. Australia will begin its campaign in the Super 12 against South Africa on October 23 in Abu Dhabi.

“I think Mitchell Marsh is going to have a massive tournament. I don’t think I’ve seen anyone hit the ball better, ever. We all gather around his net and just watch him hit the ball. It’s been pretty extraordinary to watch him go about his business at the moment. I’d be really surprised if he didn’t have a really good tournament.

“He’s got his bowling as well. His presence around the group, regardless of what he’s doing, is second to none. He’s the guy everyone wants in their team, he’s flying at the moment, so I’m expecting him to have a good tournament,” added Maxwell.

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