Mark Waugh Names The ‘Key Player’ Of Australia For 2023 ODI World Cup

The ODI World Cup will start in India on October 5, where the first match will be played between England and New Zealand at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. Meanwhile, the former Australian cricketer Mark Waugh has said that star batter David Warner will be the key player for the team in the upcoming World Cup.

Australia is already playing a three-match ODI series against India. This is very important for both teams as it will give a final touch to the preparation for the upcoming tournament.

Before the first ODI which is happening today(September 22) in Mohali, Waugh said that Warner’s expertise will be of great importance in the Indian environment. He also mentioned that if Warner can provide the team with strong and aggressive starts, it will become easier for the Pat Cummins team to play with their full potential.

“David Warner is going to be a real key for Australia in the Indian conditions, he has played here for a number of years. He knows the conditions here pretty well and in India, you have to play to the conditions very well. There might be a spinning track at some venue and then a seaming track in another one. Warner is a class player, that hundred in South Africa will give him a lot of confidence because his Test match cricket has dropped a little bit in the last couple of years,” Waugh said ahead of the toss on Jio Cinema.

The left-handed opener David Warner had a good series against South Africa. In the first match against the Proteas he was dismissed for a duck, but making his comeback he scored a century in just 87 balls and after that, he scored 78 runs in the third match of the series.

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“I do feel that he is a real threat in ODI cricket and with Travis Head not being there, there is going to be a lot of pressure on him. Warner is a rhythm player and when he plays well, he gets the team off to a great start and sets a real good platform,” Mark Waugh concluded.

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