Mark Waugh also wants David Warner to tighten his techniques    Getty Images
Mark Waugh also wants David Warner to tighten his techniques Getty Images

Former Australian batsman and current Cricket Australia (CA) selector Mark Waugh feels David Warner, better known as The Reverend , is yet to reach his peak. Warner was awarded as Australia s ODI player of the year during annual Allan Border Medal ceremony held on Monday. Warner won the award for the second time in a row, becoming only the fourth player to achieve this feat. He edged past his captain Steven Smith and pacer Mitchell Starc for the title. Warner has plundered seven hundreds between the span of January 2016-January 2017. With this, he joins Ricky Ponting, Shane Watson and Michael Clarke to win the Allan Border Medal for the second time.

Mark Waugh, also known as junior, believes Warner can reach new heights in the coming year. Speaking to radio station SEN, he said, His [Warner s] record s unbelievable. He is sitting right up there with the best in the world at the moment. Obviously as an Australian player over the years, he s probably going to end up right at the top of the tree there as well. He just goes from strength to strength. I think since he was named vice-captain, he s even been a better player. He s improving every year. I think his game s not even at his top yet. I think he s still going to get better.

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Waugh also mentioned Warner could become more consistent and tighten his technique in certain areas. He added, I think every player can even get better. He s proven the last little bit in one-day cricket, where he s scored five hundreds that that s the sort of level he could be at regularly.

Warner was named as Smith s deputy for Test and ODI squads after Clarke s retirement in 2015. He has since scored more runs than any other batsman in the world across the three formats, with his tally of 3,659 putting him ahead of Smith (3,611), Indian captain Virat Kohli (3,396), Joe Root (3,300) and Kane Williamson (3,054).