Warner: We can tame England

  • Last Updated: June 30 2012, 15:57 BST

David Warner is confident he and his fellow Australia batsmen can tame England's pedigree pace attack in the remainder of the NatWest Series.

David Warner: Impressed by England

Warner's half-century at the top of the innings was not enough to help the tourists pull off a successful chase in Friday's first match of five at Lord's.

But he is determined to put things right at the Kia Oval on Sunday, and believes Australia have all the necessary ingredients to level the series - as long as they play to their potential.

"We know yesterday that - if we had a batter set, one of the top four in there at the end - we could have quite comfortably won that with, I reckon, probably five overs to spare," he said.

"We know we've got to be critical on that tomorrow and hope not to lose too many wickets in the powerplay and up front."

Warner has great respect for England's four frontline seamers, and off-spinner Graeme Swann, but is convinced nonetheless Australia can take them apart in the final 10 overs - if they keep their batting resources intact.

"They are world-class bowlers," said the combative left-handed opener.

"Their four pace bowlers are fantastic, and they bowl that line where it is hard to rotate strike and get boundaries.

"We've got to try and work out how we can adapt to that.

"At the end there, I think their bowlers are pretty gettable. They didn't execute their skills enough with the death bowling.

"I know that we lost nine wickets there; if we had a batter in, I think we could have definitely taken them down."

Warner blames himself for failing to cash in, having fallen caught behind to James Anderson.

"You are never in, that's the thing when you're over here.

"I was a little bit lazy; if I go back there again I would use my feet a little bit more and try to work it into the gap for a single.

"But that's cricket. It's laziness - that's all it comes down to. I've got to learn from that."

He nominates Steven Finn as England's outstanding bowler, on his home ground, and suggests Anderson and Stuart Broad were not at their best.

In England's era of squad rotation to prolong the careers of their best pace bowlers, Warner's final point has a hint of mischief in it.

"I only faced a couple of overs from Steven Finn but I thought he was their best bowler by far.

"His pace, his line and lengths were fantastic.

"When I was out, he started swinging the ball away from the right-handers. He was the best by far.

"With his pace and his accuracy to hit those right lines, he's fantastic for them - and yesterday I felt Anderson and Broad were a little bit tired.

"We know what those two are like - they really hit the crease - and yesterday I felt they weren't really hitting the bat as hard as they normally would.

"But obviously, they've played a lot of cricket."