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‘We still haven’t beaten them in their backyard’: David Warner names Australia’s final frontier

Warner also wants to win a series in England

David Warner
David Warner (Image Credit: Twitter)

Australia opener David Warner has said that he wants to win a series in India. India is one of the toughest countries to tour as the hosts are almost unbeatable at home. Australia last won a Test series in India in 2004, under the captaincy of Ricky Ponting. Since then the team has travelled to India on many occasions but have failed to get over the line.

Warner also revealed that he wants to win an Ashes series in England. Australia have retained the Ashes by beating England in the ongoing series in Australia. However, the southpaw is yet to win a series against their archrivals in their backyard. Australia managed to draw the Ashes in 2019 in England but Warner had a horrible series with the bat.

“We still haven’t beaten India in India. That would be nice to do. And obviously, England away, we had a drawn series in 2019, but hopefully, if I managed to get that chance and opportunity, I might think about going back,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Warner as saying.

The southpaw further lavished praise on James Anderson, who just keeps getting better and better with age. Warner said that Anderson has set the benchmark for the younger generation and proved that age is just a number. “I think James Anderson sets the benchmark for older guys these days. We look up to him as we’re getting on in our days. But for me, it’s about performing to the best of my ability and putting runs on the board.

The Australian opening batter has looked good in the three-Test matches of the series so far. The southpaw has scored 240 runs in four innings at an average of 60. Warner missed two hundreds in the first two games but he is happy to find his lost rhythm “In the first two Tests, I actually look like a proper batsman, it’s almost like I’ve played my career the other way and had to knuckle down and respect the bowling and the line and lengths that they were bowling and obviously, the hundred eluded me,” said Warner.

 

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