Australian swashbuckling opener David Warner during a conversation with Cricket Australia pointed to the 2023 World Cup in India as his “ultimate goal”.
He said,”as the legs get older time will tell. At the moment I’m feeling as fit as a fiddle and if I can keep running between wickets as well as I have done, who knows. That (2023 ODI) World Cup is the ultimate goal.”
With governments across the globe deciding to ease lockdown norms, sports fraternity has started its preparation to counter the time loss. The time lost during the lockdown will be countered by playing more cricket, some of the boards are mulling to play two teams simultaneously to minimize the loss.
This strategy of playing more cricket will certainly test the physical and mental fitness of the cricketers. However, Aussie cricketer Warner said that the busy schedule will not bother him as he was in great shape at the time.
The destructive Kangaroo opener feels that he’s never been in better shape and gives the credit to his wife Candice for improving his commitment toward fitness training.
“The longevity in your body helps. The get ups of training and playing gets harder as you get older but I haven’t felt any fitter in my career than I do now,” said Warner to Cricket Australia.
Will decide whether to play BBL or not: David Warner
David Warner said that he always takes the decision about BBL on the basis of schedule to follow the BBL. A change in format from shortest T20 to the longest red-ball format after Big Bash is a bit problematic for him.
“All my decisions are based around how much playing and touring I’m doing in the summer,” Warner said of his Big Bash options. When I last played a game, my mindset in next two Tests was cluttered between playing and not playing shots.”
“I know that’s how I play but I’ve reined it in a lot over the last few years and don’t want to be putting myself into a situation again where I’m playing a Test match and then a T20 and then Tests again a few days later,” concluded David Warner.