Need to play 'Australian brand of cricket': Warner

ANI | Updated: Oct 09, 2017 19:18 IST

Guwahati (Assam) [India], Oct. 9 (ANI): Stand-in skipper David Warner has insisted that he his team is not let down by their defeat in the first T20 in Ranchi and will continue to play with the Australian brand of cricket in the remaining two games of the series.

After going down 1-4 in the five-match ODI series, Australia didn't put up a good show in the first T20 and lost the match without putting any real fight.

"We have just got to keep going out there and keep backing ourselves 100 percent. We have just got to keep playing the game that we know and that's the brand of cricket that we bring to the table," Warner told the media on the eve of the second match to be played in Guwahati.

One of the main highlights during the loss in Ranchi was the Australian batting collapse, which was clearly visible in the ODIs as well.

However, Warner said that the team would not sit and worry about that.

"I don't look too much into it. At the end of the day even if you get out early then there's a collapse in the middle after a partnership, everyone becomes frustrated," he said.

"No one wants to get out. Yeah there's always reasons why it happens. People talk about pressure, people talk about having two batsmen in and then having two batsmen get out," he added.

The explosive left-handed batsman said that it was important for the team to always try and look for victory, no matter what the circumstances were.

"It's important no matter what the circumstance, we try and win every game possible," he added.

The 30-year-old added that the way India are playing, and that too at their home, the task of bouncing back in the series is all more challenging.

"Just getting a victory over here is always challenging, it's going to be tough, you have to play to the best of your ability," said Warner.

"If you give India a sniff on home soil or even away, any team, they're going to pounce. You have to be on top of your game to beat an opposition in their country. We've got a lot to play for," he added. (ANI)