Australian opener David Warner says the "tide will change" as he attempts to end his disappointing run in Test cricket during the Boxing Day Test against Pakistan starting on Monday.
Warner has enjoyed a record-breaking year in ODI cricket but has not scored a Test century since the New Year Test against West Indies at the Sydney Cricket Ground in January.
Talking to the press in Melbourne on Saturda , Warner was convinced that his Test struggles would end very soon, Warner said, "(It's) probably the same question you could have asked me 18 months ago of the white ball (ODI cricket). It's just a little bit of a cycle, I think. I go out there every time I bat to try and put as many runs on the board as I can, same mindset, same process I go through with training.”
"At the moment, I am just hitting them well enough in the nets and not making them in the middle. The tide will change. Many players before have experienced the same thing. I just have to keep a level head, a cool head and make sure that I watch every ball as hard and as closely as I can" he added
30-year-old Warner said he had been training well and expects that runs were around the corner. "Being a professional athlete and doing it time in and time again, you get used to it but you have to keep calm and back what you have to do," Warner said. "As I said, in the nets I am hitting them well but you have got to try and take that out into the field.
"Sometimes you see a ball there that might be hit, like the other day (from Wahab Riaz). Probably in white ball cricket, I wouldn't think twice about pulling that ball -the other day he beat me for pace," Warner concluded.