Warner credits Arthur for good form

Updated: Dec 19, 2011, 11:43 AM IST

Melbourne: Australian opener David Warner has credited new coach Mickey Arthur for his recent good form, saying the South African`s advice has brought impressive results.

The 25-year-old, who is in fine form, said he has changed his stance slightly as suggested by Arthur and it has worked wonders for him.

"I don`t think many people would have noticed this at all, but in the second innings in the (Hobart) Test I actually changed my stance," Warner told reporters.

"My stance was a bit closer than it normally is. Mickey Arthur actually just made note to me before that saying I think that you should move your stance closer together. It allows me to put my weight going forward," he said.

Warner said the changed stance has helped him improve a few shots.

"...every time I went to drive the ball a lot of my weight was on my back foot and that`s probably why I was driving a few balls in the air and not actually getting the timing right and hitting it through the covers instead of backwards point.”

"That`s really helped me and it shows that in the Twenty20 form it works as well," he said.

PTI