Daredevil Australian opener David Warner said on Wednesday he has consulted with a psychologist to prevent the “brain snaps” that have erupted through his playing career.
Warner said he has worked hard to eliminate rash strokes and impulsive decision-making ahead of his first-ever World Cup, starting this weekend in Australia and New Zealand.
“I’ve actually spoken to my psychologist about it,” Warner told Melbourne radio station 3AW.
“There are thoughts that go into your head … you try and premeditate, but those thought processes in your head, you’ve got to try and think ‘How do I nut that out?’
“You’ve got to try and work out when you’re out there in the heat of the moment to actually be relaxed, clear your mind and say ‘Right, just get off strike now’.
“That’s the process that I have to think through now in my head.”
Warner scored 163 runs at 54.33 during the recently completed one-day tri-series against England and India, including his third limited overs century in the series opener.
He continued that form with a blistering 104 from 83 deliveries in a practice game against India at the Adelaide Oval this week.
“I think I’ve had to learn how to play (one-dayers) just like Test match cricket … place it, try and hit the gaps,” he said.