Aussie Warner looks in prime form
Opener can continue golden run
BT Sport 3, 3.20am Friday
Australia's scoring rate in their final innings of the Test series against Pakistan was a rollicking 7.53 runs per over so the transition to 50-over cricket is unlikely to trouble the Aussies.
They are just 1-7 to win the one-day series and 9-4 for a 5-0 whitewash against a Pakistan side missing wicketkeeper-batsman Sarfraz Ahmed and towering paceman Mohammad Irfan, both of whom have returned home for family reasons.
Australia have freshened up their batting line-up, omitting Aaron Finch and George Bailey and bringing in Big Bash star Chris Lynn, but a familiar figure could haunt Pakistan in the opening game in Brisbane.
David Warner’s last three innings of the Test series were 144, 113 and 55 – all scored at better than a run a ball – while he lit up December’s one-dayers against New Zealand with knocks of 119 and 156 (out of 264-8).
The opener’s golden run could continue at the Gabba, where his four ODI innings include 163 against Sri Lanka in 2012.
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