Dearth of rest puts ‘workaholic’ Warner at danger of breaking down
Sydney: David Warner is at risk of breaking down as the explosive Australian opener is on his way to become the most over-worked cricketer in the country during an endless 22 months.
Warner has now spent whopping 913 minutes in the middle when he departed the SCG on 85 on Friday during the summer Test series against Sri Lanka on home soil, News.com.au reports.
The little left-hander started his busy schedule last June when he played in a series of one-day internationals in England.
Warner then headed to the UAE for a bunch of T20s and ODIs against Pakistan, crossed over to Sri Lanka for the World Twenty20 in September, and then flew to South Africa for the Champions League Twenty20 in October.
Amazingly, Warner has done a remarkable job to stay fresh and keep petrifying bowlers, as his Friday’s knock was his fourth half-century in three Tests against Sri Lanka this series.
All eyes are now set on how Warner’s body holds up during a jam-packed 2013, as over the next 16 months, he will visit four countries and potentially play 17 Tests, 28 ODIs, excluding the ICC Champions Trophy, and 12 T20s.
Warner will also play in the Indian Premier League, potentially the Champions League Twenty20, should the Delhi Daredevils qualify and the World Twenty20.
CA`s high-performance manager Pat Howard said they are planning to give Warner rests in short bursts, which would come at different periods of time, adding it is unfair to expect anyone to keep playing cricket for 15 months straight.