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Cricket World Player of the Week - David Warner


David Warner could hardly buy a run in the Ashes 2019. The colour of the ball changed, the colour of the kit changed, the venue changed, the mindset changed, the confidence changed and the boos changed into a standing ovation.

Birthday boy David Warner on Sunday became the third Australian after Glenn Maxwell and Shane Watson to have an international hundred in all three formats.

His unbeaten 100, along with skipper Aaron Finch (64) and Glenn Maxwell (62), who came out to bat at one drop, took Australia to 233. This helped the Aussies clinch the first T20I on the Sri Lanka tour of Australia by 134 runs, the team's biggest ever margin in this format.

Warner's maiden T20I ton came off just 56 balls and included eight fours and three sixes.

This was in stark contrast to his struggles in Ashes 2019 which Australia retained with a 2-2 draw of the five Test series.

In that series, Warner's 61 in the third Test was the only time he passed 11. Including three straight ducks, Warner managed just 34 runs in the rest of his 9 innings, the lowest total ever from an opener in a 10-innings series.

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