IND vs AUS: David Warner might get dropped from for the second Test in Delhi
By SMCS - Feb 12, 2023 12:47 pm
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Veteran Australia opener David Warner’s position in the playing XI might be in danger as he might have to lose his place to Travis Head in the second Test of the Border-Gavaskar trophy in New Delhi after two poor shows in the first Test at Nagpur as well. However, Warner’s double failure was part of Australia’s overall three-day stay where their bowling unit failed to do well against India’s middle and lower order and then their batting unit failed to contribute on the third day to Ravichandran Ashwin.

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David Warner failed to score a century again

Both Ashwin and Jadeja completed the first Test with 15 of the 20 wickets taken between them as well. Former Australian captain Mark Taylor believed that the call to drop David Warner should be delayed and that the opener should be given at least one more match to avoid the axe.

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“David’s been around long enough, and I know he’s had plenty of opportunities [but] I think you’ve got to give him at least the next Test match to get it right,” Taylor told Wide World of Sports. “As Warner and Usman Khawaja found out today, they bat at the top of the order and faced Ravi Ashwin with the new ball, and then four overs later got Ravi Jadeja. So, it doesn’t really matter where you bat; you’re going to face the same stuff. So, I would be sticking with the top two at the moment.”

David Warner had previously played 20 Test innings’ with just one half-century as well. Then the Melbourne Boxing Day Test match against South Africa took place as well. In that game, he, who was in the midst of a push to become the Australian captain, scored an epic double century with which the left-handed batter returned to his best as well.

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Meanwhile, David Warner’s possible replacement in Travis Head has a poor track record in the sub-continent, averaging only 21 in seven Tests. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, he believes that Head’s ‘explosive batting’ could come into play against pace and the harder new ball on Indian wickets as well.