T20 World Cup unlikely this year in Australia: David Warner

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T20 World Cup unlikely this year in Australia: David Warner
T20 World Cup unlikely this year in Australia: David Warner

New Delhi : Australian opener David Warner has predicted that there is a very little chance of T20 World Cup getting hosted in his country amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

All cricket tournaments across the world came to an halt after many country's announced lockdown to contain the spreading coronavirus.

"The ICC World Cup will not go ahead here by the looks of it. It will be difficult to get everyone (16 teams) together," said Warner in an Instagram live session with India's batting star Rohit Sharma.

It should be noted that his words are no official confirmation and the final call is yet to be taken by the ICC.

Meanwhile, during the chat Rohit Sharma claimed that India tour to Australia after T20 World Cop would be a great start for cricket in new international calander.

"I love playing against Australia. When we won last time (in 2019), it was great for us. You guys (Warner and Steve Smith) were missing (due to ball-tampering bans).

"What our bowlers and batters did there was amazing. I am looking forward to the upcoming tour already. Hope both boards manage to get the series underway. Will be a great way to kick off cricket in the world," said India's limited overs vice-captain.

David Warner also shared his experience on playing in empty stands against New Zealand.

"It was a bizarre experience. You could only hear echo of cricket ball. It was bizarre. We are used to calling 'yes and no' while running between wickets but we did not need to do that.

"It was literally like playing a warm up game. It was surreal. I don't know for how long you can sustain that. You gain your momentum from home crowd."

Rohit Sharma has been conducting Instagram live sessions with his international cricket friends amid lockdown.