David Warner has so far been an important asset for the Australian squad. He has hit tow fifties and a century but the former Australian captain, Steve Waugh says that he feels that is player has been playing in second gear and is yet to take the Ferrari for a spin. “What’s daunting for teams yet to face Australia is the notion that Warner hasn’t yet taken the Ferrari for a spin on the freeway. “He has been idling away in second gear waiting for the right moment to put the foot down. Perhaps the semi-finals will be the occasion to test the engine out,” said Waugh.
To win a World Cup your captain needs to lead from the front
Not only this but Waugh went forth to praise the skipper of the team, Aaron Finch saying he was good enough to lead from the front with his immensely important 153 runs against Sri Lanka. Australia tops the points table with 8 points after winning 4 out of the 5 matches they have played. The only match they have lost is against India, which was a great sight for all the delighted Indian fans.
“To win a World Cup your captain needs to lead from the front, either by actions or in words. Right now Aaron Finch is excelling in both. He has remained calm and composed off the field in dealing with the media and has unquestionably been the premier batsman of the tournament so far while controlling the tempo of the matches nicely with his leadership,” said Waugh.
Glenn Maxwell the renowned match winner is threatening to live up to his reputation
Waugh on the other hand, encouraged the big players of the team saying that all of them look in great form. “Encouragingly Australia’s big match players are all in good form with Steve Smith searching and closing in on the rhythm and unorthodox creativity that bamboozles opposing attacks,” he said.
He appreciated the play of Glen Maxwell saying that the renowned match player has been a prominent figure and has lived up of his reputation of a fiercely player. “Glenn Maxwell the renowned match winner is threatening to live up to his reputation and his 46 off 25 balls followed by a 10 over spell for 46 runs give Australia two players in one when he can focus the mind. In Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins Australia have the best opening bowling combination at the tournament and their fitness will be a crucial ingredient to the chances of lifting the trophy at Lord’s on 14 July,” said Waugh.