Australia 'ready' to counter spin test in UAE against Pakistan, Afghanistan: Warner
Dubai, Aug 24 (ANI): Australian opener David Warner has said his team is ready to face the spin test in the UAE in limited-over games against Afghanistan and Pakistan and on pitches expected to help spin bowling.
Warner is known for his hitting at the top of the order and has a strike-rate in excess of 140 runs per 100 balls in that form of the game.
Australia will play seven matches in the UAE with a one-dayer against Afghanistan in Sharjah on Saturday followed by three ODIs and three Twenty20s against Pakistan.
"Everyone says we struggle against spin and we know they (Afghanistan and Pakistan) are going to have a lot of spin bowling," Warner said.
"In Darwin on pre-tour training we had a fantastic set-up with (batting coach) Justin Langer who arranged for wickets to be turning and challenging and our batters took a lot out of that.
"The boys challenged themselves and we got through it pretty well and now we're looking forward to that challenge."
Pakistan is all set to to test Australia with spin and they have selected five slow bowlers in a 15-man squad, Shahid Afridi, Saeed Ajmal, Shoaib Malik, Mohammed Hafeez and Abdur Rehman, Sport24 reports.
"I'm coming up against these bowlers and I haven't really faced them (much) before. I haven't faced them in turning conditions and I'm looking forward to it. The challenge for me is to keep rotating the strike. I can't just go three dot balls and I've got to hit a boundary," said Warner.
"If I do get bogged down for three balls I can't just try to hit it out of the park and get a soft dismissal. That would put us in a tough situation and it says I'm not playing for the team," he added. (ANI)
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