Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner had found it tough facing upto England speedster Jofra Archer in recent times, however, the left-hander has said that he has nothing to worry about facing him again when Sunrisers Hyderabad plays Rajasthan Royals on October 11 in Dubai.
Waner fell to Archer four times in the limited-overs series against England. Archer accounted for Warner’s wicket in the first two T20Is and the first two ODIs. He was also dismissed by Archer a few times in the Ashes last year.
David Warner On Duel With Jofra Archer
“When two (good) guys are at their peak at that moment, it’s very difficult to unsettle that, but in the last game I batted pretty well against Archer so there is nothing to worry about,” said Warner on his duel with Jofra Archer.
“As I always say, the faster you bowl the further you go. At the end of the day, they are going to get you out, doesn’t matter if they have your measure or not. He bowled three good balls to me, I can’t do anything about that just like Stuart Broad bowled about eight good balls at me (in the Ashes)” Warner added ahead of SRH’s first game.
Warner is currently in isolation after reaching the UAE on September 17. He spoke about the difficulties of staying in the bio-bubble and said that the player’s mental health requires special attention during these times.
“Bubble life is very challenging,” he pointed out. “It is the hardest thing not to have family with us due to restrictions. But these are unprecedented times due to Covid-19. The BCCI and the organisers have done a fantastic job by putting this up” said the SRH skipper.
He also spoke about the SRH middle-order and asked them to be prepared for the opportunities that they will get in the IPL.
“We will do our job at the top of the order, they should go out and bat freely. If wickets fall, [they should] try and put pressure back on the bowlers. Move forward; if you suck up balls, you won’t help anybody” Warner concluded saying.
Warner’s Orange Army faces Virat Kohli’s RCB in their opening match in IPL 2020 on September 21, in Dubai.