David Warner is not pleased with the Cricket Australia's scheduling decision for various international formats of the game, which will lead him to see miss his side's T20I series.
Warner believes that the absence of key players in the T20 squad may perhaps hurt possibilities of Australia to winning a first World Twenty20 trophy next year.
ESPNcricinfo quoted Warner, as saying, "Scheduling is obviously Cricket Australia’s area. They play the big role in putting that on. For me, it's about going out there and playing the game and not worrying too much about that. In saying that, it is very, very poor scheduling. To have your Test team going away to play a Test match... it doesn't make any sense to us,"
The explosive Aussie opener added, "I don't like it. Those of us who are part of the T20 team have a bigger goal and bigger picture, and that is to win a World Cup. You want to be putting your best team on the park all the time. At the end of the day, you've got Big Bash and IPL,"
Due to the close scheduling, there have been many top orders players of the Australia's T20 side, which includes Warner, skipper Steven Smith, Usman Khawaja and Mitchell Starc- will be not able to find a good hit out in the shortest format of the game ahead of the 2018 T20 World Cup.
Warner stated, "If me, Smithy, Starcy, Ussy, Shaun Marsh -- all these guys that are in the Australian T20 team from the previous World Cup -- if we are not playing any T20 cricket in Australia where the next World Cup is meant to be, it becomes quite a tough thing for selectors to work around,"
Australia and Sri Lanka are set to play three T20 international matches, which will begin at the MCG from February 17, and the second will play at Geelong on February 19 and the final and the third T20I will be played at the Adelaide Oval on February 22. And the first Test of the tough tour of India in Pune the following day.
The Australian side is up till now to win a World T20 title under the captaincy of Steve Smith. When they were runners-up to England in 2010, that time they have made it to the finals only once.