Australia’s next Test tour of India will be part of Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
David Warner had not scored a Test century since January 2020.
He hit a fantastic double century in his 100th Test at the MCG.
After an incredible double century in his 100th Test at the MCG in the team’s innings and 182-run triumph over South Africa, veteran Australia opener David Warner is now aiming for a strong showing on the tour to India the following year.
Warner hadn’t scored a Test century since January 2020, and up until the MCG Test, when he scored a fantastic double century in 255 balls to give Australia a series victory with one game left in Sydney, he had only amassed scores of 5, 48, 21, 28, 0 and 3 from six innings against the West Indies and South Africa.
It should be fascinating. They’re going to be turning wickets, so we know what to prepare for. There will be occasions when it will be difficult there, but what matters is how our batters can develop and bat powerfully, as we did in Pakistan.
We have Nathan Lyon, a world-class spinner, and we may have to consider playing two spinners, but I think we’re going to do a terrific job with the ball. To get through that, our batting group will need to devise a strategy similar to what we used in Pakistan. “Obviously, we had good techniques in Sri Lanka, as we witnessed in that first Test in Galle, where everyone was playing reverse sweeps and sweeps and sticking to their plan. Going to India, I believe it will be a batters’ fight,” Warner was reportedly quoted as saying on Friday by cricket.com.au.
Australian players have gained a thorough understanding of playing in subcontinental conditions thanks to their recent performances in Pakistan, where they won a three-match series 1-0, and Sri Lanka, where they drew a two-match series at 1-1. As a result, Australia will be more than ready for the tour of India.
Warner continued, “I won’t be giving up on Test cricket anytime soon,” adding that his goal to win a series in India and England in 2023 is still what drives him. In England and India, he averages just 26.04 and 24.25 respectively, with no centuries. However, the double hundred at the MCG can lead to a comeback.
“People keep telling me that I will know when the timing is right, but I haven’t felt it at all yet. I’m still having fun with it and am aware of the energy I can contribute to the squad. I believe I’ll know it’s time once I start to lose my enthusiasm and drive for training, making fun of others, and doing occasional pranks and jokes. “Winning in India and fully winning a series in England give me added drive. The selectors and the coach have both indicated that they would prefer for me to attend. I’m content right now, as I have been for a while.
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