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Finch tips fired-up Warner to dominate World Cup

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SYDNEY, May 2: Australia captain Aaron Finch believes David Warner will enter this year�s World Cup desperate to prove himself as the disgraced batsman prepares to rejoin his team-mates after a ball-tampering ban.

Warner has been in red-hot form in the India Premier League after completing a 12-month suspension for cheating, averaging 69.20 in 12 innings, including a century and eight fifties.

Finch expected the fiery batsman to also dominate on the international stage, providing a massive boost for Australia as the reigning champions chase a sixth World Cup trophy. �He�s coming back with a huge hunger, not just to perform well for his franchise, but to dominate international cricket again,� Finch told Melbourne commercial radio on Wednesday.

�When you have your dream taken away from you for 12 months, I can imagine there�s something inside you that burns really strongly.�

Finch said the ban, imposed after Warner masterminded the �Sandpaper-gate� scandal in Cape Town last year, had given the 32-year-old a chance to refresh his game. �He�s a super player, we know how destructive he can be,� he said.

�I think having time off to spend with his family and get away from the game (was important).� Warner and former Australian captain Steve Smith, who was also banned over the cheating scandal, will officially rejoin the Australian squad for the first time at a training camp in Brisbane on Friday. � AFP

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Finch tips fired-up Warner to dominate World Cup

SYDNEY, May 2: Australia captain Aaron Finch believes David Warner will enter this year�s World Cup desperate to prove himself as the disgraced batsman prepares to rejoin his team-mates after a ball-tampering ban.

Warner has been in red-hot form in the India Premier League after completing a 12-month suspension for cheating, averaging 69.20 in 12 innings, including a century and eight fifties.

Finch expected the fiery batsman to also dominate on the international stage, providing a massive boost for Australia as the reigning champions chase a sixth World Cup trophy. �He�s coming back with a huge hunger, not just to perform well for his franchise, but to dominate international cricket again,� Finch told Melbourne commercial radio on Wednesday.

�When you have your dream taken away from you for 12 months, I can imagine there�s something inside you that burns really strongly.�

Finch said the ban, imposed after Warner masterminded the �Sandpaper-gate� scandal in Cape Town last year, had given the 32-year-old a chance to refresh his game. �He�s a super player, we know how destructive he can be,� he said.

�I think having time off to spend with his family and get away from the game (was important).� Warner and former Australian captain Steve Smith, who was also banned over the cheating scandal, will officially rejoin the Australian squad for the first time at a training camp in Brisbane on Friday. � AFP