“Been there 3 times and hasn’t made a 100”

Former Australia head coach Darren Lehmann has raised questions over David Warner’s choice for this yr’s Ashes sequence in England. The South Australian noticed that the left-hander hasn’t made a Check hundred in English circumstances in three makes an attempt and that the hosts’ new-ball bowlers will present a major problem.

Warner averages a mediocre 26.04 in England and has managed solely 651 runs in 13 innings, with seven fifties. The 2019 Ashes leg on English soil noticed Stuart Broad dismiss the veteran seven instances by coming across the wicket. Warner exited the sequence averaging 9.5 in ten innings with 95 runs.

Talking on SENQ’s Pat & Heals, Lehmann reckons Warner can bat down the order if he will get the nod for the Ashes and Australia can promote Travis Head to the highest.

“David Warner, if he’s in type, he’s obtained one thing so as to add. The difficulty for me can be he’s been there 3 times and hasn’t made a 100. I believed within the final Ashes sequence he ought to bat down .the order and bat 5 – 6, one thing totally different, as a result of he can actually expose their bowling down the order. We simply maintain him as an opener however David Warner, if he’s not succeeding on the high, might bat down, you possibly can swap Warner and Head. Typically you’ve obtained to assume outdoors the field to see who’s going to succeed.”

Head made a promising case to open the innings in Check cricket within the close to future after coming good in India. He struck a blazing 43 within the second innings in Delhi, adopted by one other brisk 49* in Indore to information Australia to a nine-wicket win in Indore.

“My intestine really feel is that they’ll take him within the squad” – Darren Lehmann

Darren Lehmann. (Image Credits: Getty)
Darren Lehmann. (Picture Credit: Getty)

Whereas the 53-year-old warned Warner about Anderson and Broad’s supremacy in England, he feels the veteran will nonetheless sneak into the Ashes squad. Lehmann defined:

“Broad and Anderson are going to be fairly troublesome and Warner’s struggled with that in England, so whether or not they get him there or not shall be a selectors’ name. My intestine really feel is that they’ll take him within the squad (for the Ashes), however will they play him? I’m not so certain. However for those who take him within the squad you may as nicely play him, or don’t take him in any respect.”

Warner returned house from the continued Check tour of India after a concussion and a hairline fracture to his elbow. The harmful batter is more likely to return for the ODI sequence, beginning on March seventeenth.

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Edited by Siddharth Dhananjay