War of words for Super Eights

David Warner.
David Warner. Getty Images Sport - Matt King

ONE thing is for sure - there will be no shortage of sledging at Colombo's Premadasa Stadium tonight.

Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh and Australian batsman David Warner will not be short of a word or two during the Twenty20 World Cup Super Eights clash (midnight AEST) .

Singh, who took 4-12 against England in the group stage, is no stranger to getting under the skin of the Aussies and veteran batsman Mike Hussey says there was no doubt the talkative off-spinner would do his bit to engage his teammates is some verbal stoushes. He will not be one of them though.

"I prefer to walk away and not worry about it," Hussey said. "If he wants to use up his energy sledging and carrying on, that's fine. Some other guys really thrive on it. Davey (Warner) likes a little bit of interaction out there and it gets him going.

"I don't think there is a right way or wrong way to handle it ... it's up to the individual to know he's going to try these tactics so you've got to be ready for it, and be sure it doesn't affect your concentration, but handle it in your own way."

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