Day 6, Call 8: Sri Lanka vs Australia, 1st Test – David Warner hit more than 3.5 fours in 1st innings if Australia bat first
Difficulty Level: Medium
David Warner is not as good a player of spin bowling in Test cricket as he is in limited-overs cricket, which we can observe from the fact that he averages under 35 in Asia.
It is likely why the prediction markets have the boundary line at 3.5, but if Australia bat first, considering the deck will be at its best for batting on the first day and that the left-hander will be opening the innings as well, it is too tempting to let go of the opportunity.
Warner has been in good form of late as well – won the World Cup for Australia, had a good season with Delhi Capitals, and is coming off an outstanding 99 against Sri Lanka in the 4th ODI. He would be disappointed at not having done more to prevent a surprise series loss vs Sri Lanka in the ODIs, and this is his opportunity to compensate for it.
The only time Warner has played a Test at Galle, he had no trouble crossing the 3.5 mark in both innings.
David Warner at Galle: 2nd Test vs Sri Lanka, 2016
- Innings 1: 42 off 41, 7 fours and 0 sixes
- Innings 2: 41 off 31, 7 fours and 0 sixes
Prediction Success Rate – 100% (5/5; 2 voids)