Warner knows his Test career could be all but over if he continues on as a one-hit wonder
Having had only one good innings throughout the entire three-Test series against South Africa, Australia opener David Warner has announced that he is aware his spot on the national team could be in danger if he continues to give his wicket away cheaply.
Many cricket pundits attribute Warner’s poor form in Test cricket to the fact that he has only played in one Sheffield Shield match throughout this entire year and they believe that the Australian selectors are not afraid to drop the flamboyant opener and give someone more deserving an opportunity to shine.
Warner’s outstanding innings of 119 against South Africa came in the first innings of the second Test at Adelaide, but he knows that just one good performance now and then will not be enough to cement his spot as Australia’s Test opener for much longer.
“I have to try and be consistent and get those big hundreds,” News.com.au quoted Warner as saying. “My job is to try and get us off to a good start. If Ed and I can get off to a good start it holds good for the rest of the middle order as well.
“It is how you react to the conditions in Test cricket, prepare mentally, and see where and how I will score. If I am putting my pressure on them I know I am doing my job instead of sitting there and reacting. I am winning the battle then, if I am playing my shots I have to keep going and not fend at anything outside off. Hit the ball into the gaps, that is my game and I will try and do it.”
Warner also stated that it felt good to be back playing cricket in front of home fans after having endured a “hectic” year.
“I’ve relaxed and cleared my mind,” Warner added. “It’s good to get a break, good to go home and do a few things and be normal in a way. The last 12 months has been pretty hectic. I feel good, I’m fresh, and I’m ready to go.”