Australia go into the ICC T20 World Cup 2016 looking to add the one title that has been missing from their trophy cabinet. To achieve this, coach Darren Lehmann has said that the team will be versatile and rivals should expect the unexpected from his side.
Speaking to the media, Lehmann confirmed that David Warner could open the batting line-up, despite coming down the order against South Africa in the recently concluded T20 series. Warner experienced success batting in the middle-order, scoring 130 runs to take home the Man of the Series award against South Africa.
His performance also helped the Australians win the three-match T20 series 2-1. The former cricketer, however, maintained that there is no fixed batting order, with the players moving according to the match situation.
"He (Warner) could open in the first game. You don't know, it just depends on the match-ups and what we like at the time. It was really nice to see him make runs in the middle but no (it's not locked in). We are going to be pretty versatile at this tournament. I think that's one of our advantages, we have batsman that can float and move (up and down the order)," Lehmann said as quoted by the Guardian.
"You've got a 15-man squad and you have to leave four blokes out of the side. That's always the hardest thing in World Cups. We had the same problem in the one-day World Cup last year."
"We had a captain one game and then obviously George Bailey didn't play when Michael came back. They're very, very tough decisions but we've got a squad mentality, players understand that. We've just got to be really clear and it'll be fine," he added.
Australia are drawn in Group 2 of the 2016 ICC World T20 along with India, New Zealand, Pakistan and the winner of the Group A qualifiers.