Australian senior opener David Warner has had a tough time in the ongoing Ashes 2019 Test series against England. He has scored only 79 runs in the eight innings played so far in the five-match Test series which includes three consecutive ducks. Moreover, Warner has found it extremely tough to counter England senior fast bowler Stuart Broad as he has got him out six times in eight innings.
However, Aussie head coach Justin Langer reckons that Warner will return to form in the upcoming Kennington Oval Test match. Langer reminisced his words that one good performance by Warner will help Australia win the Ashes.
“Davey hasn’t had a great series, there’s no secrets about that. But he’s also a word-class player and I’ve said throughout the whole series, if Davey has one good innings it’ll help us win the Ashes,” quoted Justin Langer.
It has been a good test of character
Langer accepted the fact that Warner hasn’t been able to leave the impact in this series after having returned from tough 12-month ball-tampering ban. However, the head coach also noted that the opener has been brilliant with this group since return.
“He probably hasn’t been through this lean run before, so it’s going to be a good test of his character. But he’s a match-winner and he’s been brilliant around the group since he’s been back (from suspension),” Langer added.
The Australian head coach also talked about the crowd booing Warner for his torrid run in the series. He heaped praises on the left-hander for not reacting to it. Australia and England would be meeting for the final time in Ashes 2019 on September 12.
“He’s been great, good for the crowds, good amongst the group. He hasn’t got the runs he wants at the moment but jeez I’m looking forward to seeing it when he does, and there’s no better place in the world to bat than The Oval,” the Aussie head coach concluded.