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David Warner promises fearless show ahead of World Cup

Sydney: Australian opener David Warner has made a stern statement ahead of the ODI World Cup, saying he would prefer to be "arrogant" enough and continue dominating almost all the top bowlers in world cricket.

"I'll be arrogant and say I have taken most of them down," Warner was quoted as saying by the 'Sydney Morning Herald'.

Warner is brimming with self-belief after notching up three centuries and 427 runs in the just-concluded Test series against India.

"Last year I played Twenty20 cricket and then came back out and batted like a cowboy in the Boxing Day Test. It was not my ability to play the game, it was my thinking I want to hit every ball out of the park."

The 28-year-old also believed the triangular series against England and India would give him enough time to get ready for the quadrennial event which the Australians have won four times, last being in 2007.

"Leading into this World Cup, we've got a tri-series and there's going to be no excuse because there's going to be a lot of game time to get ready," he said.

The prolific left-handed batsman believes that his Test strike rate of about 80 has given him a lot of confidence.

"If I'm striking at 80 in Test cricket I don't need to go any harder in white ball cricket. That's a thing I need to keep working on, knowing I don't have to hit boundaries from ball one.

"I can really get myself into the innings and I think that's what I have learned over the last 18-24 months." 

From Zee News

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