"Warner at his best is difficult to bowl to, I think he was back to somewhere near his best. If he keeps playing like that for the rest of the tournament, he's probably going to be the leading run-scorer in this World Cup," said Ponting.
Despite early struggles, Warner found a way back
Warner struggled to get his timing right and looked stuck despite scoring 50-plus scores against Afghanistan and India.
But the left-handed opener was back at his best against Pakistan.
He smashed a match-winning 107 off 111 balls.
The positive factor from the earlier knocks was that he spent quality time on the pitch and got runs under his belt.
Ponting has analyzed his struggles.
He was just holding back a little: Ponting
"We'd all seen that he (Warner) probably had not been batting as fluently as we're used to seeing. It was more of a mental thing than anything, he was just holding back a little bit and not playing with the freedom," said Punter on Warner.
Warner can definitely be the top run-scorer: Our take
Australia have won three games and lost one so far.
They are one of the leading favorites to win the 2019 World Cup.
Warner has to continue in the same vein and look to lay the foundation for his side. He is a real quality player.
Australia face Sri Lanka next in World Cup 2019. The match is set to be held tomorrow at The Oval. One can watch the match live on the Star Sports Network. The match is scheduled for a 3:00 PM IST start.