Updated December 26th, 2023 at 18:18 IST
'Always been the person who's next in line': David Warner names his successor in Australian cricket
The debate over David Warner's replacement in Tests has been ongoing, with players such as Cameron Bancroft and Matthew Renshaw also considered for the job.
David Warner, aged 37, has officially named his successor in the Australia Test team, a decision that comes ahead of Warner's retirement from red-ball cricket after the upcoming Pakistan series. The veteran opener is set for a farewell at the Sydney Cricket Ground next week.
3 things you need to know
- David Warner is probably playing his penultimate Test match for Australia
- He is expected to hang up his boots after the Sydney Test against Pakistan
- Warner has played 110 Tests and scored 8651 runs for Australia since 2011
David Warner names his successor in Test cricket
The debate over David Warner's replacement in Test cricket has been ongoing, with contenders such as Cameron Bancroft and Matthew Renshaw also considered for the role. However, Warner is backing Marcus Harris for the position, stating that the 31-year-old, who scored a century in a recent trial game against Pakistan.
“It is a tough one (and) it is obviously up to the selectors. But from my position, I feel like the person who has worked their backside off and has been there for a while in the background (is Harris). Harry's been that person who has toured (and) he scored that 100 the other day and missed out in another couple of games but he's always been the person who's next in line,” Warner said.
Marcus Harris has played 14 Tests for Australia since making his debut during the 2018-19 series against India at home. His last Test match was against England at the SCG in 2022. Harris has scored 607 runs at an average of 25.29 including two half-centuries.
Published December 26th, 2023 at 18:18 IST