Veteran Australia opener David Warner said that his Ashes 2023 performances haven’t been that bad, although he didn’t get a big score in the four Tests so far. He added that he has done much better compared to the 2019 series in England as well. Notably, Warner finished with only 95 runs in 10 innings, averaging a dismal 9.5 in the 2019 Ashes as well. The veteran has shown improvement in the 2023 Ashes series, making 201 runs in 8 innings, including a vital fifty at Lord’s.
As quoted by The Sydney Morning Herald, Warner stated: “For me, I’ve probably left a few runs out there, but in saying that, I’ve played a lot better than what I did last time. I’ve got in good positions, I’m looking to score, I’ve had a couple of unlucky dismissals and then dismissals where I’ve tried to negate the swing or the seam and it’s caught the outside edge of the bat.”
However, David Warner also stated that Australia has good partnerships in key moments that have helped them in retaining the Ashes urn as well. He did well in the 4th Ashes Test and scored 32 and 28, hitting some beautiful shots. Notably, Chris Woakes dismissed him in both innings.
He said: “So for me, I feel like I’m in a good space, contributed well, and as a batting unit, we’re all about partnerships. And I think the partnerships that we’ve had in key moments of this series so far have actually worked very well for us as a team.”
“Finding two when Uzzie goes too, that’s a good question. Matt Renshaw is a very good player. He can play both formats quite easily. He’s tall. He’s exactly like Haydos. We spoke about him in the early part of his career. I’ve always felt and held him in high regard as a very good player. And then on the other side of that, we’ve always had someone who’s been up the other end to actually soak up some of the pressure and bat normally,” David Warner concluded.