World Cup 2019: Warner admits to nerves before first match

Warner and Smith have returned to the national side after serving year-long bans for their part in the “sandpapergate” scandal in Cape Town that rocked cricket.

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David Warner struck an unbeaten 89 to power Australia to a seven-wicket win over Afghanistan.   -  getty images

David Warner, on Saturday, struck an unbeaten 114-ball 89 as Australia thumped Bangladesh by seven wickets in its  World Cup opener against Bangladesh in Bristol.

Warner and Smith have returned to the national side after serving year-long bans for their part in the “sandpapergate” scandal in Cape Town that rocked cricket.

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"I think there were some nerves getting to the training and then coming out today. I got relaxed once Finchy (Finch) started to get going," Warner said at the post match presentation.

"It was a great win and we hope to keep the ball rolling. The way I started out today, I had to take time to move my feet and get my head into position, considering that I had only played T20 cricket over the last one year," Warner, who hit eight fours during his knock, said.

"It's a different contrast from the team back then (in 2015). There was more experience at that point but this squad also has great energy in it," Warner pointed out.

Australia next takes on the West Indies at Trent Bridge on June 6.