Australia must have thought that an experienced opener will give them a efficient start. However, the things haven’t gone according to the plan. He was dismissed for a duck in the first innings of the opening test match. In the second, he could only score only 11 runs before Ravichandran Ashwin dismissed him in bossy way.
Australia lost the first test match and it was on experienced player who couldn’t become guiding force for inexperienced ones. In his last 10 innings, he has gone past 30 only once it was against South Africa when he scored 200 at the MCG. What’s even worse is the way he has been dismissed 9 out of 10 times he has been caught or bowled.
It’s only his experience that the Australian selectors put in their perspective before choosing him for the team. Travis Head is other left handed batsman option who can deliver in the place of David Warner. He is aggressive and well suited to play sensible innings.
It is very likely that Australia tour of India will decide the future of Warner. It will brief from hereon anyway but he is expected to a play a significant role in his last subcontinent tour.
He has been generally inconsistent against India in test matches. Averaging around only 31 he has scored 1174 runs in 37 matches. That is not a good number for a player who has a decade of experience playing cricket for a top nation like Australia.
In fact, he has struggled against every subconscious team except Pakistan, the left hander fancies Pakistan , scoring 1253 runs in 16 innings at an average of 83. While batting in India, he averages only around 22 with a high score of 71 in 19 innings.
In year 2023, Warner has scored 36 runs in 4 innings with high score of 15 runs. Clearly the worse of his career is being scripted in 2023.
This is Warner’s last Border-Gavasker Trophy, he will surely hope to end it on a high note. In 37 innings of Border-Gavasker Trophy, Warner has only scored 1174 runs with an average of 31.72. Australia has time to make a decision and if Australia faces scrotching loss in the second test match, it is unlikely that David Warner will get chance for the 2 remaining matches.