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Warner urged to adopt Gilchrist's 'carefree batting approach' to overcome form slump

February 19, 2012 - Melbourne

David Warner has been urged to adopt Adam Gilchrist's carefree approach to batting in the wake of his luke-warm performance in the ongoing one-day tri series featuring India and Sri Lanka besides the home team.

"The one thing that players like David can't afford to do is second guess themselves.illy was exactly the same. They're hand-eye players. They've got to see the ball, hit the ball and not really think too much about it," The Sydney Morning Herald quoted stand-in skipper Ricky Ponting, as saying.

"But we all know what it's like as batsmen when you're not getting the results that you're after. Sometimes it's the stuff between your ears that gets a little bit clouded and makes playing your natural game that little bit hard," he added.

Warner averages just 20 after 14 one-day internationals, well down on his Test and Twenty20 international numbers. He has just 71 runs at an average of 17.75 from four matches this series.


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