Heavy reliance on Warner, Watson
Consistently rapid starts from David Warner and Shane Watson are critical to Australia’s chances of contending for the World Twenty20 title in Sri Lanka, the coach Mickey Arthur has said.
Alongside Michael Hussey in the middle order, Warner and Watson represent the most potent batting force in the Australian line-up. The rest of the team does not possess quite the same combination of power and touch, a fact the selectors have tried to compensate for by choosing a long batting line-up, stretching as far as No. 8.
Warner started the UAE tour in a muddle against quality spin, but grew in…
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