David Warner, the short aggressive styled man who whenever comes out sets the stage ablaze with his performance. People compare his style to the likes of Sehwag, Jayasurya or Adam Gilchrist; for that matter all three are legends of this beautiful game and used to play an attacking style of batting. Virender Sehwag, as we all know, plays the same way, be it T20 or test matches. You can see him making a 50 in 55 balls in a test match as well;, the format of the game changes but the style remains the same.
David Warner may not be as good as the three, looking at the stats, but he is still the most attacking batsman at present. Everybody saw that at the IPL in the way he led Sunrisers Hyderabad to the title all alone. Hyderabad is a team which is not known for their batsmen, rather they have a really awesome bowling team which usually helps them win games; but the two should be balanced out in order to win anything. Warner totally provided that when Dhawan was struggling to find form. Warner, in almost every game, took the matter into his own hands scoring a series of half centuries and showcasing some awesome performances that helped Sunrisers to keep aside their batting woes.
Warner Could Have Won if not for Virat Kohli
Had it not been for Virat Kohli, Warner would have surely won the orange cap this year. For Warner, it was not about scoring runs; he also had to do so at a fast pace as well so that the other mediocre batsman who may come can take their time to adjust and the run rate may not drop that much. Warner totally led by example with his bat as well as while fielding. He is a good captain as well as one who motivates the players and makes good decisions during tense situations. Warner is one of the most attacking batsmen at the moment as he has an awesome strike rate as well. As soon as he comes in you can see the fear in the bowler’s eyes; the captains are tense as they want this guy out as soon as possible.
Be it power play or not, this guy plays his natural attacking game no matter what and keeps scoring at the same rate. The number of boundaries he scores and the way he attacks the ball – it’s a bowler’s nightmare. The way he bats is a treat to the eyes; everybody loves the attacking approach to the game and Warner totally lives up to that by scoring numerous boundaries, keeping the scoreboard ticking all the time. Warner is a player who will play fast paced innings but most of the time gets out early, but the way he plays and the run rate he provides takes a lot of pressure off other batsmen’s back. This is what his role is though and you can’t blame him for getting out or not finishing things off because that’s actually not his job. His job is to give a strong start and build a good opening partnership – that is all.
Warner is an awesome player but it may not be technically correct to say he is the best at attacking and consistency because in recent times, Virat Kohli has been more consistent and AB De Villiers should be the most attacking one without any doubt. Warner is a blended version of the two but he does not excel in either of them in a similar manner to the other two. AB De Villiers and Virat Kohli are two batsmen who are very hard to even get out and we saw that in the IPL where both of them played together. Both of them are total athletes – the way they run and play according to the situation. They have the capability to cope with a run rate of 10 with single doubles only. These two are the real monsters of the game, one of them being the most consistent and the other being the best attacker of the ball. Surely Warner is great, but there is no comparing him with De Villiers or Kohli, and therefore it is not totally correct to hail Warner as the most consistent and attacking player.