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Pat Cummins backs David Warner Ahead of 4th Ashes 2023 Test

After his performance in Ashes Test matches, Pat Cummins backs David Warner on Ashes 2023 saying he has shown a lot of good signs.

Pat Cummins backs David Warner on Ashes 2023

Pat Cummins expects David Warner will have to the top of the order at Old Trafford as Australia will be looking for a victory in the fourth ashes to avoid the decider.

David Warner’s position has been mentioned as poor performance on his double failure against Stuart Broad at Headingley making it 17 times he has fallen to Stuart Broad with Australia.

In recent times, David Warner has been struggling with the longer format of the game. He has scored 1099 runs in 23 Tests since 2021, with an average of 28.17. He scored just 141 runs in six innings at an average of 23.50, including one half-century in the Ashes 2023.

David Warner
David Warner ( Ashes 2023)

He was part of the Australian team during practice on Monday and Cummins, although says that the selectors have not met him yet, recognized Warner’s contributions in the series with his opening stands of 61, 73, and 63 with Usman Khawaja.

“I think [Warner] has been going really well. I thought at Lord’s, he was really impressive. Last week, like many of us, he probably didn’t contribute as much as he would have liked with the bat,” Cummins said.

“He’s been out there over the last couple of days putting in a lot of work, but I think this tour he has shown a lot of good signs and hasn’t quite kicked on to make that big score. Some of those innings he’s played under really tough circumstances has made it easy for [Steven] Smith to come in and score runs, or the like.

“We’ll chat about it [opening combinations] but I imagine it will stay the same,” Cummins said.With Warner undoubtedly in the team, Australia will be heading to the fourth Test discussing about bringing back Cameron Green.

The 24-year-old all-rounder missed 3rd test with a side strain and his replacement Mitchell Marsh through which he made his stance with 118 in the first innings. The return of Green Cameron will make Todd Murphy to the bench.

He came in as a substitute for the injured Nathan Lyon in the third Test but only bowled 9.3 overs. Keeping Murphy out going in with all attacks with pace,

“Every situation is different. We’ve played games with one quick, and we’ve played some games with heaps of quicks. It’s all really conditions-based. As I said last week about Toddy, I would have loved to bowl him a bit more but there wasn’t a heap of overs in the game, the ball seemed to swing and seam a little bit, so that’s certainly something to weigh up this week,” Cummins opined.

Though Cummins was clear in the aftermath of defeat in the 3rd Ashes Test which had really been an advantage to England and that they still held the edge with a 2-1 lead, England would push visitors in the upcoming match at Old Trafford.

England has a good Ashes history against them, as the last time a team bounced back from a 0-2 deficit was dated back in 1936-37.

This year in India, they bounced back from 0-2 to win a Test in Indore and secure a draw in Ahmedabad. The series was lost but the performances got progressively better.

“When you look back to a few of the recent tours we’ve had in Pakistan or India we played so of our best cricket at the end of the tour. Hopefully this one’s the same, even getting more and more used to the conditions. And fortunately other than Nath we haven’t any injury troubles so it feels like it’s set up quite nicely,” Cummins said.

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