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Warner Goes on Tassie Tour With Wife Candice Ahead of England Tie

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: February 7, 2018, 11:46 AM IST
Warner Goes on Tassie Tour With Wife Candice Ahead of England Tie

David Warner with wife Candice (Instagram)

New Delhi: Australia have been playing non-stop cricket. After the Ashes came the ODI series against England and now they are playing a T20I tri-series involving New Zealand and England. Having already won the opening game against New Zealand in the Trans-Tasman T20 tri-series, Australia skipper David Warner is looking to make sure he is fresh for the game as he took time to switch off from cricket and spent some time with wife Candice.

Taking to Instagram, Warner posted a photo which read: “Tassie tourists 👍👍 wife and I. @candywarner1 #onpoint #love”

Tassie tourists 👍👍 wife and I. @candywarner1 #onpoint #love

A post shared by David Warner (@davidwarner31) on



Having beaten New Zealand in the opening match of the Trans-Tasman Twenty20 Tri-series, Australia will hope to make the most of the momentum when they face England in the second match of the tournament.

The Australians are without Steve Smith and the rest of the men who will play the upcoming Test series in South Africa with the exception of David Warner, who is leading the side. The pressure will be on Warner after he scored only 73 runs in the recent five-match One-Day International series against England and also fell cheaply in the first game of the tri-series.

However, with Aaron Finch around and a hard-hitting middle-order – Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis – in place, Australia do have an explosive edge. The pace department will once again be led by Andrew Tye, the star of the game against New Zealand, and Billy Stanlake, who also put on an exceptional show. With Adam Zampa, Ashton Agar and Kane Richardson also in the mix, there is enough variety in Warner’s ranks.

But, in terms of momentum and confidence, England score big, having beaten Australia 4-1 in the ODI series recently. The major concern for England will be Jason Roy, who might not be available after picking up a back spasm during a warm-up game. However, should Roy not be ready in time, they do have reliable options in James Vince and Alex Hales.

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First Published: February 7, 2018, 11:44 AM IST

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