Waugh and Shastri doubt Warner’s confidence and technique

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Experts Mark Waugh and Ravi Shastri raised concerns about David Warner‘s confidence and footwork. In the series opener against India, the Australian opener failed to perform. So, the experts questioned his technique and mindset.

Waugh said Warner’s batting is lacking positivity

Former Australian batter Mark Waugh criticized Warner’s confidence after the star opener’s failure in the first Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Nagpur. Despite hitting a double hundred at SCG, Waugh claimed that Warner struggled throughout the summer.

On Day 1 of the first Test between India and Australia in Nagpur, the hosts dominated the first part of the match. After Mohammed Siraj dismissed Usman Khawaja and gave India their first breakthrough, Mohammed Shami joined in and sent David Warner’s stumps spinning in his second over, which he bowled from around the wicket.

“Well, I think he has had a tough summer. I thought he made a great double hundred at the MCG. And apart from that, he has not made a lot of runs. There is an issue with his confidence, I think. I feel like he is not watching the ball as closely as he can. I am not sure if he is looking for the short ball or something else. You have to give it to Shami. That was an excellent ball. I think Warner thought it would leave him but it came at an angle. Top ball,”

Mark Waugh told Star Sports during lunch break on Day 1.

While Ravi Shastri said

“I have seen Warner with much more positive footwork. But there, he was caught on the crease. His body language when he is foot is moving is ‘when you don’t get it right (the bowler), I am attacking’. Here, the body language suggested that he was searching. Makes a big difference.”

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