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There was a significant crowd, again by Adelaide standards, which gathered around the popular city attraction though on Friday morning with rather quizzical looks.
In reality, it was part of a promotional campaign, even if some like Steve Smith did take it a bit seriously with Glenn Maxwell even managing to hit a ball into the sea, literally. And once there, their practice session was more along conventional lines, in a T20 sense, with a lot of big-hitting, deep catching, and rapid variations, both with bat and ball.
Basically it involved a member of the support staff blowing a whistle every 12 to 15 minutes which would trigger the batsmen to immediately start scrambling up and down the pitch at full tilt and run twos and threes.
Saturday, the eve of the opening game, was slightly less frenetic and was more about Smith and Warner having lengthy nets and getting into T20 mode, with both sets to play their first games in Aussie colors in this format since returning from their bans.
And over the last two days, skipper Finch has admitted to a number of reasons why that might be the case, from a lack of continuity in terms of personnel to Australia generally picking squads for the shortest format based on their ODI and Test schedules.
On Saturday, he even hinted at how death bowling is one facet that Australia needed to improve on the most.