Warner's changed Batting approach

David Warner was the most dominant batter in the IPL for years. And then he played a few bad games,

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and the team he had captained for an IPL victory not too long ago dropped him mid-year and sacked him from his leadership job.

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Warner's changed Batting approach

When I said he was dominant, he had an average of 52 with a strike rate of 145 from 2014 until 2020.

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And half a bad year where he made runs, but far more slowly than anyone would have liked, was enough for Sunrisers Hyderabad to let him go.

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Warner's changed Batting approach

In the eight innings he played in IPL 2021, he was run-out twice.

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Warner's changed Batting approach

And they moved on from the most incredible batter they - or maybe anyone in the IPL - have ever had.

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Warner's changed Batting approach

The innings against Pakistan in the T20 World Cup semi-final was something else. This was a knockout match against an incredible bowling line-up that goes deep.

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Warner's changed Batting approach

Warner survived Shaheen Shah Afridi early on and took on his good match-up against legspin with Shadab Khan.

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Warner's changed Batting approach

Warner has changed. While he is the fourth leading run-scorer at this tournament,

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Warner's changed Batting approach

with a strike rate just under 150, he has only hit seven sixes.

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Warner's changed Batting approach

But while he is no longer the kid with the double-sided bat slogging 90mph-plus into the crowd, he's been the Warner that the Sunrisers had in this tournament.

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Warner's changed Batting approach

Not the one they dropped this year, but the one who dominated the IPL over six seasons.

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