Usually one of the most aggressive openers in world cricket with a strike rate of 96.55 before serving his one-year ban, Warner has not been able to score at his usual pace in the ongoing World Cup. He stands sixth on the list of scorers, with two half centuries in the opening three games.
Against India on Sunday, the swashbuckling left-handed opener struggled for most of the time and managed to score 56 of 84 balls (strike rate of 66.67). In fact, his half century was the slowest of his ODI career.
More uncharacteristic was the amount of dot balls he played. Warner played out 50 dots in Australia's unsuccessful chase of 353, including 14 in a row at one point.
"It might be the conditions, it might be the ball," cricket.com.au quoted Maxwell as saying.
"It seems to be doing a little bit more than I expected over here. We all expected big 500 scores and balls to be pinging away all over the place.
"But the ball has started swinging in the 5-10 over mark rather than straight away and then stopping," he added.
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