Last Update on: July 22nd, 2023 at 04:44 pm
Former England National Cricket Team captain Michael Vaughan has opined that the Australia National Cricket Team will retain the veteran opener David Warner for the final match of the ongoing Ashes 2023 series.
The Kennington Oval in London is set to host the Ashes finale this year. The match will be played from July 27 to 31. Australia are currently leading the series 2-1, but the result of the fourth Test looks set to go in England’s favor, which will level the series 2-2, setting up a blockbuster series decider.
Australia have failed to get good starts in the series, mainly due to the poor form of David Warner, who has not been able to play any big innings for his side. The opening batsman has registered scores of 9, 36, 66, 25, 4, 1, 32, and 29 in 8 innings and has struggled against the likes of Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes.
He’s actually played alright here – Michael Vaughan on David Warner
Speaking on Cricbuzz, Michael Vaughan said that Warner played “alright” in the Manchester Test despite not registering big scores. He stated:
“He’s actually played alright here. When you are getting the 20’s, 30’s and getting out, the question is always asked if the player has lost that spark, that real concentration that you require for hours.”
“But when you are getting in and getting out consistently, there is that sharpness that you lose. Warner’s actually moved better here at Old Trafford than he has for long time. He was batting outside of his crease, going at the ball and playing really nice shots and playing late.”
Michael Vaughan further predicted that David Warner will be retained in the playing XI for the final Test as the visitors can’t bring in Marcus Harris in the team at this stage in the series.
“He’ll play at the Oval. Don’t see how you bring in Marcus Harris at this stage of the Ashes. Dont think he’s that far away but has to be really sharp in his mind to concentrate for longer periods,” said Vaughan.