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Tuesday, 10 September 2019

The awkward question about 'hurting' Warner


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Legendary captain Ian Chappell says battling star David Warner will be comfortable with his legacy when his career finally ends, even if he does have a lingering regret over his contribution in Ashes series on English soil.

The runs have dried up for the Australian opener during the Ashes series, with Warner recording the first pair of his Test career during the match at Old Trafford.

It left him with a staggeringly low return of 79 runs from eight innings for the series, as he became just the third Australian opener ever to make three consecutive ducks.

Warner's former opening partner Chris Rogers has questioned whether or not Warner's legacy will be tarnished by his ongoing struggles in England.

The 32-year-old's 12 Tests in England have yielded just 635 runs at an average of 27.61, well below his career average of 46.01, and less than half the 59.65 he averages in Australia.

Speaking on The Grade Cricketer podcast, Rogers said Warner would be hurt by his form this series.

"I know he'll be extremely disappointed at this, because I think he'll be thinking about his legacy a little bit, and he's never particularly done well in England which will hurt him quite a lot I reckon," Rogers said.

Chappell conceded Warner's performances might be causing some short-term pain but said he had the qualities to overcome his slump before it became career-ending.

"Chris Rogers might suggest Warner would be hurting, well sure he'll be hurting now, but the important thing is what happens when your career is over," Chappell told Wide World of Sports.

"When you walk away are you happy with what you did?

"You might like to have achieved certain other things, but sometimes it doesn't happen. I suspect David Warner is the type of guy who won't dwell on it, he'll get on with his life.

"He might be hurting now, but after he retires, I don't think he'll be hurting. He'll have a regret, but that's it."

Chappell noted that Warner isn't the only batsman to have struggled for runs this series, and with Australia's next Test assignment against Pakistan in Brisbane in November, he expects Warner to figure prominently at home.

"Coming back to Australia will be good for him, he's got a good record here, it probably suits his game better," Chappell said.

"He's a very good player, he's still the second best batsman in this Australian side, and by a wide margin."

The former skipper says a return to form for the hard-hitting left-hander could be just one shot away.

Third duck on the trot for Warner

"Generally with players like Warner, it's not even one innings that gets them back on track, in a lot of cases it's one shot," Chappell said.

"If he can bang a couple in the middle that should get him back in the right frame of mind. Given the expected conditions at The Oval, which will probably be the best batting track of the series, I'm hoping that will set him on the right path."

With coach Justin Langer having already indicated that Warner will play in the fifth Test, a decision Chappell said is the right move, the former Australian skipper said Warner needs to go into the match with a clear head.

"He's got to convince himself to go out and play shots," Chappell said.

"I'm not saying he should throw the bat at everything, but be positive. David Warner should never get out half playing and half leaving, which he's done twice in this series.

"If he's caught a second or third slip playing a big cover drive, that's fine with me. But when he's not sure about leaving or playing then it's time to do something different."

English opening bowler Stuart Broad has been a constant thorn in Warner's side throughout the series, with Warner the first batsman out in seven of Australia's eight innings.

Warner's woes continued on day four at Old Trafford

Broad has claimed Warner's wicket on six occasions, all six times in single figures. The England opening bowler has attacked Warner from around the wicket, with Broad able to move the ball away from the left-hander, leaving the Australian opener unsure whether to play at the ball or leave it.

According to Chappell, the solution could be very simple.

"My experience is that when you go through a rough trot you start thinking about a whole lot of different things, most of them silly," Chappell said.

"But the most important thing is to watch the ball out of the bowler's hand. You think you're watching the ball closely but you're probably not.

"When you come to that realisation it's amazing how quickly that solves all your problems. And once you've done that, you kick yourself and wonder why it took you so long to figure it out!"

Legendary captain Ian Chappell says battling star David Warner will be comfortable with his legacy when his career finally ends, even if he does have a lingering regret over his contribution in Ashes series on English soil.

The runs have dried up for the Australian opener during the Ashes series, with Warner recording the first pair of his Test career during the match at Old Trafford.

It left him with a staggeringly low return of 79 runs from eight innings for the series, as he became just the third Australian opener ever to make three consecutive ducks.

Warner's former opening partner Chris Rogers has questioned whether or not Warner's legacy will be tarnished by his ongoing struggles in England.

The 32-year-old's 12 Tests in England have yielded just 635 runs at an average of 27.61, well below his career average of 46.01, and less than half the 59.65 he averages in Australia.

Speaking on The Grade Cricketer podcast, Rogers said Warner would be hurt by his form this series.

"I know he'll be extremely disappointed at this, because I think he'll be thinking about his legacy a little bit, and he's never particularly done well in England which will hurt him quite a lot I reckon," Rogers said.

Chappell conceded Warner's performances might be causing some short-term pain but said he had the qualities to overcome his slump before it became career-ending.

"Chris Rogers might suggest Warner would be hurting, well sure he'll be hurting now, but the important thing is what happens when your career is over," Chappell told Wide World of Sports.

"When you walk away are you happy with what you did?

"You might like to have achieved certain other things, but sometimes it doesn't happen. I suspect David Warner is the type of guy who won't dwell on it, he'll get on with his life.

"He might be hurting now, but after he retires, I don't think he'll be hurting. He'll have a regret, but that's it."

Chappell noted that Warner isn't the only batsman to have struggled for runs this series, and with Australia's next Test assignment against Pakistan in Brisbane in November, he expects Warner to figure prominently at home.

"Coming back to Australia will be good for him, he's got a good record here, it probably suits his game better," Chappell said.

"He's a very good player, he's still the second best batsman in this Australian side, and by a wide margin."

The former skipper says a return to form for the hard-hitting left-hander could be just one shot away.

Third duck on the trot for Warner

"Generally with players like Warner, it's not even one innings that gets them back on track, in a lot of cases it's one shot," Chappell said.

"If he can bang a couple in the middle that should get him back in the right frame of mind. Given the expected conditions at The Oval, which will probably be the best batting track of the series, I'm hoping that will set him on the right path."

With coach Justin Langer having already indicated that Warner will play in the fifth Test, a decision Chappell said is the right move, the former Australian skipper said Warner needs to go into the match with a clear head.

"He's got to convince himself to go out and play shots," Chappell said.

"I'm not saying he should throw the bat at everything, but be positive. David Warner should never get out half playing and half leaving, which he's done twice in this series.

"If he's caught a second or third slip playing a big cover drive, that's fine with me. But when he's not sure about leaving or playing then it's time to do something different."

English opening bowler Stuart Broad has been a constant thorn in Warner's side throughout the series, with Warner the first batsman out in seven of Australia's eight innings.

Warner's woes continued on day four at Old Trafford

Broad has claimed Warner's wicket on six occasions, all six times in single figures. The England opening bowler has attacked Warner from around the wicket, with Broad able to move the ball away from the left-hander, leaving the Australian opener unsure whether to play at the ball or leave it.

According to Chappell, the solution could be very simple.

"My experience is that when you go through a rough trot you start thinking about a whole lot of different things, most of them silly," Chappell said.

"But the most important thing is to watch the ball out of the bowler's hand. You think you're watching the ball closely but you're probably not.

"When you come to that realisation it's amazing how quickly that solves all your problems. And once you've done that, you kick yourself and wonder why it took you so long to figure it out!"

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