Melbourne: Australia’s top batsman David Warner said it was very difficult for him to get back into shape before the third test against India. He said, however, that he would do everything possible to live up to the confidence of the selection panel and the team leadership.
David Warner injured his groin in the second ODI against India and is struggling to fully prepare for the third test which will be held Jan. 7-11. He also did not play in the first 2 tests of the series where newbies Joe Burns and Matthew Wade did not live up to expectations.
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Regarding Fitnet, Warner said, “We have to attend training sessions today and tomorrow, so I can’t give you more guidance on my situation right now. I haven’t trained for a few days, but after training today and tomorrow there will be a better indication of my situation. Will I be 100% fit? It’s very difficult.
His next statement, however, reveals the willingness of Cricket Australia and team management to nurture him. Warner said: “But I’ll do whatever I can to be on the pitch and play.” If that also means I’m not 100% fit, even though the selectors are showing the green signal, I will do my best.
Warner said that in some sessions at the net he hadn’t tried kicking outside, but he knew how much emotion it took on the pitch. He said: “Hitting at the net probably helped me because I learned that I have to wait for the ball to fall closer to me and not hit it and try to play standing in the same spot. . ” It’s strange to say.
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Warner’s priority is to see if he’s able to do a quick run after playing the ball, rather than playing more punches. He said: ‘For me my speed between the wickets is what matters, nothing more. More than that, what moves I am able to play or not, you have to see if I am able to run fast after playing the stroke.
Warner said, “These are the things I want to be 100% fit for and in this case, it won’t happen.” Another big concern is whether Warner will be able to dive to his right or left while taking a catch or playing in a leg glide or leg alley. The team’s willingness to feed Warner is also reflected in their rehab program in which they also received killer pen injections.
He said: ‘Speaking of rehab, I took injections so I wouldn’t have pain and the first 2 weeks were tough. It was also difficult to move on the bed, sit inside the car and get out. The first injection relieved the pain a little and I was able to do rehabilitation.