David Warner eagerly anticipates the upcoming World Test Championship final against India at the Oval, scheduled from 7th to 11th June. After a disappointing performance in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy earlier this year, Warner is hoping for a turnaround against the Indian team.
David Warner is eagerly anticipating the showdown against India. (Photo by PTI)
Australian opener David Warner has expressed his enthusiasm for the upcoming World Test Championship final against India at the Oval, scheduled to take place from 7th to 11th June. Warner is anticipating an exciting clash between the two teams.
This final comes after their previous encounter in India earlier this year, where the hosts emerged victorious with a 2-1 series win, primarily due to Australia’s struggles in the first two Tests.
Warner had a particularly challenging time during the series and eventually returned home due to injury, managing only 26 runs in three innings for his team.
In recent times, Warner’s form in Test cricket has been below par, with just one fifty in his last 15 innings. Nevertheless, he remains eager to perform well and contribute to Australia’s success in the highly anticipated WTC final.
The Australian management has shown confidence in 36-year-old David Warner, as head coach Andrew McDonald expects him to play a significant role in both the World Test Championship final and the Ashes series in 2023.
In an interview with Isa Guha for BBC Sport, Warner emphasized the importance of the upcoming clash against India, stating that it is not just a mere warm-up for the Ashes. He believes that the match holds great significance for the Australian team, which has performed well over the past 18 to 24 months.
Warner expressed his excitement about the contest, anticipating an exhilarating battle between India and Australia with the Dukes ball in England.
“It would mean a lot, as a team we’ve played some good cricket over the last 18 to 24 months,” he stated.
“I’m really looking forward to it: Dukes ball, both teams firing, playing against each other here in England. It’s going to be exciting.”
In a recent comment, Warner mentioned his intention to retire from Test cricket after the New Year’s Test against Pakistan in January 2024 at the Sydney Cricket Ground.