Last Update on: October 28th, 2021 at 04:43 pm
Australian opener David Warner predicted that his team would win the Ashes 4-0 against England. The last time England toured Australia in 2017, they suffered a similar loss with a margin of 4-0.
It’s going to be a challenge: David Warner on Ashes
This year after plenty of discussions and considering all factors, England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) named a 17-member squad led by Joe Root to tour Australia in December for the biggest Test series.
Warner, who had a terrible series with the bat in 2019 Ashes in England, said that Australia will retain the series with 4-0 whitewash.
“Look, I’m almost a trademark for headlines,” Warner told the SEN radio station.
“It’s going to be a challenge. Glenn (McGrath) loved a five-nil. I’ll say four-nil. There has to be some give with weather around,” he added.
I always respect where I am with my game: David Warner
Warner has been lacking in his form with the bat and is trying to settle with his form.
Warner, who turned 35 recently, is currently with the Australian squad in the United Arab Emirates for the T20 World Cup.
Warner scored 14 off 15 balls and hit three fours in his short innings before Kagiso Rabada dismissed him.
Warner said that he aims to regain his form, and because of the disruption by the COVID-19, he couldn’t get enough practice.
“For my sake, ‘I think I’m the best fighting when I’m up against the wall. From my perspective, I always respect where I am with my game. For the last 18 months,’ here hasn’t been much continuity, due to the pandemic,” Warner said.
“(Just) trying to get back-to-back games, when we’re so used to playing series after series,” he added.
Warner was stripped off from Sunrisers Hyderabad’s captaincy and was subsequently dropped from the team owing to poor batting form in IPL 2021.
The Ashes will start on December 8, with the first Test will be played at the Gabba in Brisbane.