David Warner has been dismissed by Ravichandran Aswin nine times in the 23 Test innings    Getty Images
David Warner has been dismissed by Ravichandran Aswin nine times in the 23 Test innings Getty Images

Australian opener David Warner, who has been dismissed by Ravichandran Ashwin nine times in the 23 Test innings, is considering to attempt and denounce the pressure that Ashwin has exerted over him. Warner known for his switch hits and reverse sweeps, will be using unconventional and equally unexpected reverse sweep shots more frequently against Ashwin. In a bid to keep off the danger that Ashwin has posed to him, he is contemplating some changes in his batting style in the next Test to be held at Ranchi. The left-hander’s strategy is set to attack the bowler as a right-handed batsman. While Warner is not going to change his stance on the field, but he will be attempting several right-handed sweep shots. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs Australia, 3rd Test at Ranchi

To master the right-handed sweep shot, Warner has been practicing these strokes in the nets.

Speaking to cricket.au Warne said “Last Test I had indeed gone for a few reverse switch shots in which I succeeded, but then the only concern for me was the variable bounce in that pitch. If you miss that and switch hit you can still be given out lbw, but if you reverse sweep, you can’t. So, you have to be careful.”

But Warner understands that it won’t be easy to tackle an experienced bowler like Ashwin with a simple shot difference.

“I know my mind. If I play one shot then he would change something and I know if he tries something I am thinking in the back of my mind how am I going to score? That’s credit to him He’s a fantastic bowler, he’s got a lot of wickets in his backyard and I have to respect that.” Warner added.

But Warner swiftly points that Ashwin is always likely to take wickets of the rival top-order batsmen as he bowls numerous overs. Warner feels that Ashwin can take wickets easily especially in his home conditions, where he frequently takes the new balls or is bought into attack after a couple of overs.