Warner claimed the wicket of Kirk and Fidel Edwards with his leg-spinners
Australia’s big-hitting opening batsman, David Warner, has revealed that he has been working on improving his leg-spin bowling, in order to provide his team with an extra bowling option.
Warner, who is currently touring the Caribbean with his Australian teammates, believes that the conditions suit spin bowlers rather than pace bowlers.
The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Warner as saying: “It adds a string to the team as well. If we play two spinners you have an extra spinner there and obviously Michael [Clarke] bowls as well. It’s an advantage to the team in these conditions and I’m going to be practicing a lot more in the nets.”
During the first two days of the first Test between Australia and the West Indies, Warner, was rewarded with the wickets of Kirk and Fidel Edwards.
Warner, has based his bowling to that of Australia’s spin maestro, Shane Warne, and hopes to get some tips from the legend.
“Everything that he’s done and everything that I’ve tried to look at, how he gets his wickets, how he goes about shuffling the batsman across the crease, that’s how a bowler would think,” Warner said.
Warner, however, is just happy with the fact that he can turn the ball, and be a greater asset to the Australian squad.
“Just to get the opportunity to bowl and just to turn a normal leg spinner is amazing,” he added.
With Warner slowly evolving into an all-rounder, the cricketing community will be looking to see if he can become as explosive with his leg-spinners, as he is with his batting.