Warner looks at pos­i­tives ahead of Ashes

Times of Oman - - SPORTS -

BENGALURU: The ODI se­ries is out of their grasp, but Aus­tralia vice­cap­tain David Warner on Wed­nes­day said his side will not give up on try­ing to force a turn­around against In­dia and make a state­ment be­fore the up­com­ing Ashes.

The reign­ing world cham­pi­ons lost the open­ing three One-day In­ter­na­tion­als (ODIs) against the hosts to sur­ren­der the five-match se­ries. How­ever, the Steve Smith­led side is look­ing at the last two ODIs and sub­se­quent three T20 In­ter­na­tion­als to make an im­pres- sion be­fore the Ashes, start­ing Novem­ber 23 in Bris­bane.

“It is dis­ap­point­ing to lose the se­ries al­ready be­cause we play for our coun­try and that is what we en­joy do­ing and love do­ing. There is a lot of pride at stake,” Warner said at the pre-match press con­fer­ence of the fourth ODI here on Thurs­day.

“Ob­vi­ously we have got three T20s as well after this. (And) we are look­ing at it. We have got to make the most from the re­main­ing ODIs and T20 games and make a turn­around be­fore go­ing into the next se­ries or tour­na­ment (Ashes),” he added.

Talk­ing about the al­ready lost se­ries, Warner said the vis­i­tors found it dif­fi­cult to cope up with the con­di­tions in In­dia this time around. Full story @ time­so­fo­man.com/sports

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