Australia opening batsman David Warner's return to Test cricket hasn't gone according to plan. The left-hander had a poor outing throughout the Ashes 2019 series against England with pacer Stuart Broad right on top of him in the entire series. Despite that, Warner told Cricket Australia's official website that he is full of confidence ahead of the Test series against Pakistan at home.
Warner had a horrible time with the bat throughout Ashes series in England with a dreadful average of just 9.5. Pacer Stuart Broad dominated the Australian left-hander and wreaked havoc with his around-the-wicket line and removed Warner for the 7th time across his 10 innings to set a new Test record.
Speaking on the sidelines of an event, the southpaw said that he's not out of form, just out of runs. Warner also said that he scored a hundred the other day at the Gabba, so for him, it's about putting back-to-back performances on the board and that his confidence is always high. David Warner made a superb return to the ODI side, but his recent performances in Tests has raised questions on his credibility. The opener has scored more than 20 just twice in his past 15 first-class innings.
Warner's next assignment will be the home T20I series against Sri Lanka starting on Sunday. This will be his first appearance in a home match since the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa broke out in March 2018 but the devastating batsman has said that his focus partly lies in red-ball cricket.
The Australian opener will miss New South Wales’ next Sheffield Shield match against South Australia as a result of a clashing schedule. However, he will rush back for the last-round game before the November 21 Test match at The Gabba, Brisbane against Pakistan.