Top 5 David Warner innings in T20Is
David Warner is currently one of the top batsmen in the world across the three formats of the game but as a T20 player, he will always have a special place. He is one of the few cricketers whose international debut came in a T20I and ever since that scintillating debut against South Africa in January 2009, he has never looked back.
Over the course of his T20 career, David Warner has played plenty of outstanding innings for Australia at the top of the order and his status as a match-winner is beyond doubt. His power hitting, timing, bat speed and hard running makes him the ideal T20 player and here is a quick look at 5 of his finest T20I innings for Australia.
#5 63* v India, World T20, Colombo, 2012
On a difficult pitch at Colombo, India had struggled with the bat and posted 140 in the crucial super eight encounter against Australia. Their only hope was by picking up early wickets but David Warner, in the company of Shane Watson, did not give them a sniff. Warner played in his characteristic style and clubbed the Indian bowlers mercilessly to put the result beyond doubt early on. He scored 63 runs off 41 balls and smashed 7 fours along with 3 sixes to turn the match into a no contest.
Even when Watson was dismissed with few runs left to get, Warner did not take any undue risks and closed the game with more than 5 overs to go. It was a ruthless and professional performance that has now become his hallmark in T20 cricket.