Australian opener David Warner says it’s unlikely that the T20 World Cup might be staged in his nation in October-November due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
All cricketing exercise has come to a halt because of the well being disaster and there are critical doubts over the way forward for T20 World Cup.
“The ICC World Cup won’t go forward right here by the seems to be of it. It is going to be tough to get everybody (16 groups) collectively,” mentioned Warner in an Instagram stay session with India’s batting star Rohit Sharma.
Nevertheless, the Worldwide Cricket Council is but to take the ultimate name on the T20 showpiece occasion.
Throughout the chat, Rohit mentioned India’s tour of Australia, which is scheduled after the T20 World Cup, might be a “good way” to restart worldwide calendar.
“I really like taking part in in opposition to Australia. Once we received final time (in 2019), it was nice for us. You guys (Warner and Steve Smith) have been lacking (attributable to ball-tampering bans).
“What our bowlers and batters did there was wonderful. I’m wanting ahead to the upcoming tour already. Hope each boards handle to get the collection underway. Will likely be a good way to kick off cricket on the planet,” mentioned India’s restricted overs vice-captain.
India received their first Check collection in Australia, and Warner mentioned he was feeling helpless watching his workforce lose.
“Watching that collection was exhausting as you may’t do something from the surface. However I wish to say that India has the perfect tempo assault in opposition to left-handers. They zero in a single spot and maintain bowling there.
“Mentally, it was nice for Indian cricket however it was exhausting to look at. I felt helpless. Hope it does occur and looking out ahead to the battle,” mentioned Warner.
The Australian mentioned taking part in India in India is among the hardest challenges in world cricket.
“I really like taking part in India in india. Everyone seems to be in opposition to you. Arduous situations. Similar for you (Rohit) once you come right here,” he mentioned.
Warner can also be not enthused by the concept of taking part in in entrance of empty stands, like Australia did in opposition to New Zealand in Sydney in March earlier than the ODI collection was referred to as off.
“It was a weird expertise. You possibly can solely hear echo of cricket ball. It was weird. We’re used to calling ‘sure and no’ whereas working between wickets however we didn’t want to try this.
“It was actually like taking part in a heat up sport. It was surreal. I do not know for a way lengthy you may maintain that. You acquire your momentum from house crowd.”
Rohit, in the meantime, joked about his opener accomplice Shikhar Dhawan’s reluctance to take strike on the primary ball.
“He would not prefer to face the primary ball. I keep in mind the 2013 Champions Trophy sport in opposition to South Africa. I had simply began opening and he was a daily opener. And also you needed to face the likes of Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel. I needed to face the primary ball.
“Shikhar could be annoying however it’s nice to bat with him. He’s such a delight to look at, received so many pictures,” mentioned Rohit.