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I want to see who wins the Rohit Sharma-David Warner battle: Dean Jones ahead of India-Australia ODI series

While India won the T20I series against Sri Lanka 2-0, the Aussies whitewashed New Zealand 3-0 in a Test series. The sides will now lock horns for a three-match ODI series.

SNS | New Delhi |

The next big battle in the cricketing arena would be when India and Australia fight it our against each other for a three-match ODI series. Former Australia cricketer Dean Jones is excited for the battle, in particular, the contest between the two-star openers David Warner of Australia and Rohit Sharma of India.

Notably, while India won the T20I series against Sri Lanka 2-0, the Aussies whitewashed New Zealand 3-0 in a Test series. The sides will now lock horns for a three-match ODI series.

Ahead of the ODI series, scheduled to be played in India, Jones stated that it would be a battle between Rohit and Warner as both of them are always hungry for runs. Jones also stated that he would be eager to see which of the two batsmen wins the battle at the end of the series.

“Rohit Sharma and David Warner are good at both sides of the ground. If you shut one side of the ground they will find a way to get runs on the other side of the ground,” Jones told Sky Sports as quoted by IANS.

“These guys are not only physically fit, but mentally fit as well and they have a vivacious appetite for runs and I want to see who wins this battle,” he added.

In addition, Jones highlighted how teams are looking to have more 140 kmph + bowlers in their squad as even a minor error against them could result in a wicket.

“That’s the thing with bowlers with a rate of 140+, when they bowl above 140 and you make a mistake, you dont have time – you get bowled out or LBW and that is why the team likes to have bowlers that bowl at a 140,” he explained.