Warner struggled in the opening two Tests against India, managing just 1, 10 and 15 in three innings, while he didn’t bat in the second innings of the Delhi Test after being subbed out due to concussion.
Floundering Australia nature David Warner on Thursday pledged to keep playing white- ball justice till 2024 if the pickers decided to end his outstanding Test career.
Warner arrived in Sydney on Thursday after being ruled out of the remaining two Tests of the four- match Border- Gavaskar jewel in India due to a fractured elbow.
Warner plodded in the opening two Test Cricket against India, managing just 1, 10 and 15 in three innings, while he didn’t club in the alternate innings of the Delhi Test after being substituted out due to concussion.
“I ’ve always said I ’m playing to 2024; if the pickers feel that I ’m not good of my spot( in Tests), also so be it, and I can push on to the white- ball stuff, ” Warner told journalists at Sydney Airport.
The 36- time-old stager left- hander, still, still has expedients of making the cut for this time’s Ashes stint despite dismal form.
“I ’ve got the coming 12 months, a lot of justice’s ahead for the platoon and if I can keep scoring runs and putting my stylish bottom forward for the platoon and I can help my spot, it ’d be great for the platoon, ” Warner said.
“It’s easy pickings( for critics) when you ’re 36 going on 37. I ’ve seen it ahead with the ex-players as well.
“So for me if I ’m taking pressure off the rest of the other guys, and no bone’s fussing about the rest of the platoon, I ’m happy to do that, ” he added.
Warner’s Test career came under the pall following his prolonged spare patch in the format. He’d scored just one Test century in the last three times.
On Wednesday, Australia chooser Tony Dodemaide refused to note on Warner’s Test future and whether he’d be considered for Ashes selection.
“We ’ll address the Ashes planning(at a after time), but we’re committed to picking the stylish fit and available players for Test series, particularly commodity as big as the Ashes, ” he’d said.
Warner, still, has been included in Australia’s 16- member ODI team for the three- match series in India, starting March 17 in Mumbai.
The five- match Ashes series will start on July 16 in Birmingham.
Indeed as an injury- hit Australia is gaping at suffering further misery coming month, nature David Warner- sidelined after taking a many body- blows in the alternate Test- is set to return home on Wednesday.
Warner’s hairline elbow fracture, coupled with a megahit on the head, forced the Australian think- tank to conclude for a concussion cover in Matt Renshaw on the alternate morning at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground. Any stopgap of Warner battling back from the physical blows and low confidence for the remainder of the four- Test series is now dashed.
The left- hander could return for the One- day series coming month but it appears, this stager of 103 Tests has played his last Test in India. Know More Cricket News…