DISGRACED batsman David Warner’s hopes of playing in the third Ashes Test looked slim on Friday after he failed in both innings of Australia A’s tour match against a Zimbabwe Select XI in Harare.
After managing just six in the first innings, Warner was out for 11 yesterday as he battled for 36 balls to find his rhythm against a modest attack.
The 26-year-old is still officially part of Australia’s Ashes squad, but has been sent to the A team in the hope he would spend some time in the middle after a turbulent period off the pitch.
Warner was fined by Cricket Australia for an expletive-laden Twitter attack on two journalists in May, and just a month later was sent home from the Champions Trophy and suspended until the Ashes series after an altercation with English batsman Joe Root. – Reuters