A few days ago, I had no clue who David Warner was. I’m going to stick my neck out and suggest that most non-Australians would have been in a similar position. In fact, many in Australia appear to have been unaware of the young gun: Cricinfo reported that “the scoreboard operators didn’t have a photo of him when the teams were displayed“.
Today, (or last night for antipodean readers), he announced himself on the international stage with a thumping 89 off 43 balls (the joint-fifth highest T20 international score ever) during Australia’s 52-run victory over South Africa. That type of form is likely to see Warner added to Australia’s ODI squad, and comparisons with Adam Gilchrist‘s swashbuckling style are already becoming very tempting.