David Warner says India is a desperate side

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By CricketCountry Staff

Sydney: Feb 27, 2012

Dashing Australian opener David Warner believes the Indian team has tremendous talent, but is surprised with the recent run of failures that the side is going through.

Warner was Australia s top-scorer in the One-Day International match against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday. He also bagged the Man-of-the-Match award for his sensational knock of 68.

However, it turned out to be a controversial evening as Indian captain MS Dhoni expressed his frustration at the two umpiring decisions that went against India.

Warner said India looked a worried side.

“We can see the desperation from the Indians this summer … they’re trying to get something out of it,” Warner told AAP.

“They got beat 4-0 in the Test series and now they’re not doing too well in the one-dayers so they’re trying to appeal for anything at the moment.”

The stylish left-hander remarked that India are a world-class side but their recent performances, especially with the bat, haven t been impressive enough.

“They’re a very, very good team and there’s some serious talent in the side.

“They definitely haven’t lost interest, they’re always out there for a contest.

“They’ll find their form eventually, after this series.”

He felt that the Indians were letting trivial issues affect them, like people moving behind the sight screen.

“Little things are playing on their minds … so it’s obviously affecting their game.”

When asked about skipper Michael Clarke s injury, Warner said he is optimistic that Clarke will return for Friday’s clash after recovering from a back injury.

“He looks like he’s moving very well and I think he would have played (on Sunday against) India if it was a Test match,” he said.

“Hopefully we do have him back in the team but it will be a tough one for selectors.”