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David Warner’s poor show hurts Australia

Warner averages near 60 in Australia, which dips down to below 35 in away matches.

By Aditya Pratap Arya -

The biggest flop for Australia in this Border-Gavaskar Trophy was David Warner, who scored only 193 runs in eight innings on this tour. Aussie batting coach Graeme Hick says after day three that Warner will assess his performance after the end of this tour.

The 30-year-old has a great record in home conditions as he averages there near about 60 but in drops below 35 in the alien conditions. Even out of his 18 test centuries, he scored only four out of Australia.

Hick said after day three of Dharamshala Test, “Obviously David will be very disappointed with his aggregate on tour. He was desperate to have a very big tour and to have a very big influence here. Whether he put himself under a bit too much pressure to do so, only he can answer that.”

“He will reflect on it, as champions do, and feel and assess it himself. But without a doubt, he is one of our major players and you would have hoped for a little bit more from him…,” he added.

Only notable contribution from Warner came in the first innings of Dharamshala Test, where he scored 56 runs in the first essay, but failed to repeat the same in the second reply. He was struggling in front of Ashwin and Jadeja. Moreover, Umesh Yadav was troubling him throughout this series.

“It is tough up front (with) Jadeja bowling into the rough and Ashwin bowls really well at him. (They) certainly questioned him,” Hick further added.

“That’s the beauty of the game, it puts these challenges up between great players and makes it very interesting to watch. David will obviously be very disappointed with the way things have gone,” former England player concluded.

Australia went to lost  the Dharamshala Test and series as well after showing poor batting skills in the second innings on day three, as Umesh Yadav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled top spells After Steve Smith’s wicket at the early stage of their innings, it all was a formality since then.

Aditya Pratap Arya

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