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Warner gives Short, Lynn freedom to attack

Australia stand-in T20 captain David Warner will give D’Arcy Short and Chris Lynn the freedom to attack in the opening tri-series game against New Zealand in Sydney on Saturday.

With Aaron Finch ruled out of the match through injury, the Australia management must decide between Short and Lynn who will be opening the batting alongside Warner.

And Warner says that whoever is given the nod will have the licence to thrill the crowds just as they have done in the Big Bash League in the last two seasons.

Warner said: “What comes with that is playing with freedom and clarity and knowing your game so well.

“You don’t need to change anything when you come to this level because you got here because of the way you play.

“That’s the message I got across to the guys. If you see the ball there hit it … Just go for it. We’re all about executing your skills and doing what you do best. That’s how you got here.

“D’Arcy and Lynny lead by example in their own teams respectively.”

After playing the Kiwis on Saturday the Aussies will then take on England in Hobart on Wednesday.