David Warner vows to maintain enjoying until 2024, hopes to make Ashes squad

Struggling Australia opener David Warner on Thursday vowed to maintain enjoying white-ball cricket until 2024 if the selectors determined to finish his illustrious Test profession.

Warner arrived in Sydney on Thursday after being dominated out of the remaining two Tests of the four-match Border-Gavaskar Trophy in India because of a fractured elbow.

Warner struggled within the opening two Tests towards India, managing simply 1, 10 and 15 in three innings, whereas he didn’t bat within the second innings of the Delhi Test after being subbed out because of concussion.

“I’ve always said I’m playing to 2024; if the selectors feel that I’m not worthy of my spot (in Tests), then so be it, and I can push on to the white-ball stuff,” Warner advised reporters at Sydney Airport.

The 36-year-old veteran left-hander, nevertheless, nonetheless has hopes of creating the lower for this yr’s Ashes tour regardless of dismal type.

“I’ve got the next 12 months, a lot of cricket’s ahead for the team and if I can keep scoring runs and putting my best foot forward for the team and I can help my spot, it’d be great for the team,” Warner mentioned.

“It’s easy pickings (for critics) when you’re 36 going on 37. I’ve seen it before with the ex-players as well.

“So for me if I’m taking pressure off the rest of the other guys, and no one’s worrying about the rest of the team, I’m happy to do that,” he added.

Warner’s Test profession got here underneath the cloud following his extended lean patch within the format. He had scored only one Test century within the final three years.

On Wednesday, Australia selector Tony Dodemaide refused to touch upon Warner’s Test future and whether or not he can be thought of for Ashes choice.

“We’ll address the Ashes planning (at a later time), but we are committed to picking the best fit and available players for Test series, particularly something as big as the Ashes,” he had mentioned.

Warner, nevertheless, has been included in Australia’s 16-member ODI squad for the three-match sequence in India, beginning March 17 in Mumbai.

The five-match Ashes sequence will begin on July 16 in Birmingham.

Source web site: sportstar.thehindu.com

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