Australia’s Batsman David Warner should make a comeback to his international team in the 2013 Ashes against England, having being absent from the side for a month following an incident involving England cricket player, Joe Root. David Warner is known to be a very controversial cricket player, causing trouble mainly off the field, leading to fines, bans and even in one case enduring the embarrassment of being the water boy for his team in a game.
The Ashes tournament is approaching fast, beginning in less than two weeks’ time and it will certainly be watched around the country as all British cricket fans love the series, especially since England have won the last two. England fans will be certainly happy to welcome back to the team Alastair Cook, who is returning to his international side after suffering from a bad injury he picked up at the beginning of this year. Cook has been practising with the team recently and it looks positive for the former England Captain.
David Warner is a very good player on the field, but his drama off the field is the part that lets him and his whole team down. He is currently banned from playing professional cricket until the 1st Test at Trent Bridge against England after he punched English youngster Joe Root on a night out, following a defeat to England in the ICC Champions Trophy. In addition to the suspension, he was also fined £7,000 for the punch, but Australia’s coach, Darren Lehmann, thinks that due to his attitude in training, Warner could be used for the whole Ashes Series.
Darren Lehmann, who has recently been appointed as the coach of Australia commented, “He’s done everything right in the nets. He’s impressed me. He’s a very talented guy. The slate’s pretty clean with him. We’ve spoken about it and dealt with it. We’ll move on. Just sensible, straight down the line chat, and we won’t have that issue again.”
The incident between David Warner and Joe Root was the main story of what was a truly terrible warm-up tournament for the Ashes as Warner caused controversy, and Australia got knocked out of the ICC Champions Trophy only in the Group stages, finishing bottom of the group. It also dampened the team’s morale as their coach, Mickey Arthur, was sacked and replaced for Lehmann. The new manager has already said that Shane Watson and Chris Rogers will open in the Ashes, leaving David Warner in a different position to normal.
Author Daniel Foster.
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