ROGERS BIGS UP BAD-BOY WARNER
OPENING batsman Chris Rogers believes Australia can only benefit from having David Warner back in their side for the third Test.
Bad-boy Warner was suspended for punching England’s Joe Root in a bar after a Champions Trophy game last month and was sent to join up with Australia A.
He scored 193 against South Africa A in Pretoria and the 26-year-old could be in line to make his Ashes debut at Old Trafford.
“David brings a lot of energy to the group. He goes 100mph and it is fantastic to see him get runs,” said Rogers.
“He is such a destructive player, so if he bats for long he could put some real pressure on England.
“He is one of those players that the opposition know they have to get out quickly.
“If he bats for a while he can take the game away like Adam Gilchrist used to do.
“Hopefully he can do that for us if he does play against England.”