Player Profile: David Warner

Date of birth:

October 27, 1986

Teams Represented:

Australia, Australia U-19s, Delhi Daredevils, Durham, New South Wales

Batting style:

Left-hand bat

Bowling style:

Leg break

If you want to see fireworks in the 2010 ICC World Twenty20, keep a close eye on this Australian slugger.

Don’t let his diminutive stature fool you; this lad has power and lots of it. He’s an aggressive opening batsman with an outstanding strike rate, especially in T20’s (155.32).

The youngster’s breakthrough innings for the New South Wales Blues came against Tasmania when he hit a colossal 165* – the highest one day score ever by a Blues player.

Warner exploded onto the international scene in 2008-09, smashing 89 from 43 balls, including seven fours and six sixes, in his Twenty20 debut against South Africa at the MCG. His miraculous start came as an ever bigger shock as he became the first Australian for 132 years to be selected for his country without any first-class experience.

His rapid rise also earned him an IPL contract with Delhi Daredevils and a deal with Gray-Nicolls to use their unique two-sided bat.

Nicknamed Lloyd after Lloyd Christmas in Dumb and Dumber, there is nothing comical about Warner’s batting. The keen surfer defies logic, using his low centre of gravity to his advantage, favouring the aerial route for a lot of his shots.

Just ask fellow Aussie Shaun Tait what it’s like to bowl at him. In a Twenty20 match for New South Wales in 2009, Warner hooked a six off him that landed on the roof of the Adelaide Oval. He scored 65 that day and in the process made Phillip Hughes, considered the future of Australian batting, look nothing more than pedestrian.

Make no mistakes about it, Warner is blockbuster viewing. He occasionally turns his arm over in a part-time role as a leg spinner but his sole job in the Caribbean will be to score runs, and lots of them.

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2 comments on “Player Profile: David Warner

  1. advanced happy birthday david i am an indian boy i am your fan my name is tanvir best of luck for your coming vs south africa .

  2. advanced happy birthday david i am an indian boy i am your fan my name is tanvir best of luck for your coming matches vs south africa