The opening batsman of the Australian test team David Warner has said that his opening partner, Ed Cowan, helps him a lot while batting and calms him down when he wants to hit every ball out of the park.
Warner and Cowan are completely different batsmen. Warner likes to play aggressively and doesn’t hesitate in playing big shots even in test matches. On the other hand, Cowan is a sort of batsman who likes to build his innings and plays most of his shots along the ground. There is a big difference in the strike rate of both these players.
When asked about opening the batting with Cowan, Warner said, “I enjoy a lot batting with him. He helps me a lot at the crease. At times, I get very aggressive and want to hit boundaries on every ball. During those moments, Ed comes to me and calms me down.”
“He is a great reader of the game. If a bowler is bowling a good spell, he tells me just to go through that spell and not to take too many risks against that bowler. To have an opening partner like Ed at the other end helps a lot”
When asked if he is satisfied with his recent performances, Warner said, “Yes, I am happy with way I have played in the last few test matches. I played some good knocks against South Africa and I am batting well against Sri Lanka as well.
“One thing that I need to do is to convert the fifties into hundreds. In the last few matches, I have thrown my wicket away after getting fifties which was a bit disappointing. In the further matches, I will try not to repeat that mistake.”
In the ongoing test series against Sri Lanka, Warner has scored three half centuries, but, he hasn’t managed to convert any of them into a century.