By CricketCountry Staff
Sydney: Jan 17, 2012
Simon Katich believes David Warner has definitely got in him all the leadership virtues and said the New South Wales player can easily become the captain of the Australia Twenty20 team.
Katich's endorsement came a day after Australian coach and selector Mickey Arthur also talked up Warner's leadership qualities.
"There's no doubt he can be captain, the Thunder made him captain, and he led by example, got out there and made 100," said Katich was quoted saying by Herald Sun.
"He's brilliant in the field, played a lot of cricket in the Twenty20 form, and as he plays more first-class and Test cricket, there's no doubt that experience will hold him in good stead."
Katich said the one ingredient needed to be a successful skipper was instinct.
"And Dave is a player who backs himself and trusts his instincts," Katich said.
The Perth centurion himself backed his ability as a leader despite limited experience.
"I've been lucky enough to captain the Thunder this year and the Chairman's XI game in Canberra," Warner told Sky Sports Radio.
"It was a great thrill for me and I really enjoyed it. I have a pretty good idea about the game and what goes on and I can sum up a situation.
"I think I could be a captain and a leader one day, and now I'm starting to realise that.
"My first step was asking if I could be captain of my first-grade side (Easts) and they let me do that. It's exciting for myself to have some sort of control while I'm out there with the fielding placements and ideas. I think I've got potential to do it."