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Australia’s head coach has put his weight behind under-fire opener David Warner to come good in the final and fifth Ashes Test match. The combative southpaw batsman has struggled to get going in the ongoing series as he has scored only 79 runs in the eight innings at a paltry average of 9.88.
Warner has had a difficult time against England’s veteran fast bowler Stuart Broad. The lanky fast bowler has had his wood on David Warner as he has dismissed him on six occasions out of the eight in the series. Warner has just managed to score 32 runs against Broad and would like to turn the tables in the final Test match. In fact, the southpaw batsman has registered three consecutive ducks in the series.
Warner will aim to turn the tables.
Warner had a great World Cup as he was the second-highest run-getter with 647 runs but he was also able to continue the same form in the Ashes. The left-hander has had his issues against Stuart Broad and would like to get the best of his nemesis in the final match.
“Davey has not had a great series, there are no secrets about that. But he is also a world-class player and I have said throughout the whole series if Davey has one good inning it will help us win the Ashes.” Langer said in the press conference.
“He hasn’t got the runs he wants at the moment but jeez I am looking forward to seeing it when he does, and there’s no better place in the world to bat than The Oval,” he added.
Meanwhile, David Warner hasn’t seen a lean patch early in his career and thus Langer believes it is going to be a test of his character to come out all guns blazing. Warner has the game to do it and it would be interesting to note his approach for the final Test match.
He probably has not been through this lean run before, so it is going to be a good test of his character. But he is a match-winner and he is been brilliant around the group since he’s been back (from suspension),” Langer said.
The final and fifth Test match will take place at Kennington Oval, London from 12th September. Warner will need to show more resistance with the bat as he hasn’t yet given a good start to his team.