Dave Warner admits he didn’t know who fellow opener Matt Renshaw was before his call-up but the Aussie ace is determined to forge a strong partnership ahead of Thursday’s opening Test against Pakistan.
Renshaw, 20, had a decent first hit out with Warner against South Africa in Adelaide, with the pair combining for 64 before the vice-captain was run-out following a mix-up between wickets.
Warner said understanding each other’s games was the catalyst for building a strong partnership with the young hitter.
"I have to learn to adapt to the way he plays and he has to adapt to the way that I play," Warner told radio station FIVEaa.
"The way he plays ... it's a method that works for him.
"The beauty ... is if I get on top of an attack, he might get the loose ones and he can start playing a few shots.
"Him leaving the ball on good areas may actually relay a message to me that there's a bit of movement in the wicket and I have to start respecting it a little bit more and watch it closely."