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“I Might Think About Going Back” – David Warner Hopeful Of Doing Well In India And England

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Australia batter David Warner, who turned 35 years old in October, has had a torrid time in recent years while playing series on Indian and English soil. In the 2019 Ashes, Warner scored only 95 runs in 10 innings and became Stuart Broad’s bunny, who got him out 7 times.

The New South Wales-born Warner also averages a mere 24.80 on the slow and low pitches in India. Last time around when Australia Toured India, David Warner managed only 193 runs in 8 innings at 24.12 with the best of 56 runs. He struggled against the Indian spinners getting out to them 6 times in 8 innings.

The Aussie opener, who is approaching the twilight of his career, is keen to go back to India and England and better his records.

“We still haven’t beaten India in India. That would be nice to do. And obviously, England away, we had a drawn series [in 2019], but hopefully, if I managed to get that chance and opportunity, I might think about going back,” Warner was quoted as saying to Cricket Australia.

Warner also lauded England fast bowler James Anderson for setting examples of playing for an extended period of time without diminishing results. The 39-year-old Anderson is currently England’s leading wicket in Test cricket.

“I think James Anderson sets the benchmark for older guys these days. We look up to him as we’re getting on in our days. But for me, it’s about performing to the best of my ability and putting runs on the board,” David Warner stated.

“I actually look like a proper batsman” – David Warner on his current form

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Warner is currently third in the list of leading run-scorers in the ongoing Ashes. The southpaw has notched 240 runs from three games at an average of 60 with two half-centuries to show for his efforts. His top score of 95 came in the first innings of the day-night Adelaide Test.

Speaking about his batting, David Warner talked about being circumspect and respecting the opposition in order to score big.

“In the first two Tests, I actually look like a proper batsman, it’s almost like I’ve played my career the other way and had to knuckle down and respect the bowling and the line and lengths that they were bowling and obviously, the hundred eluded me,” Warner added.

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