Australia face India in Border-Gavaskar Trophy test series© AFP
An intense home season has left Australia’s star opener David Warner “tired and exhausted” ahead of the upcoming four-Test series in India, starting February 9 in Nagpur. ODI series against Zimbabwe, New Zealand and England and Tests against West Indies and South Africa. Warner also featured in the T20 World Cup at home, apart from playing half a dozen matches for the Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash League (BBL).
Cricbuzz quoted Warner as saying, “It has been challenging. I am quite tired and exhausted.”
“Some people have gone to the UAE league but are not attending the Cricket Australia Awards. From my point of view, it would have been nice to have one more night at home. But it is what it is.” Warner broke the bad form by scoring a double century in his 100th Test. He also looked in good touch during the BBL Eliminator scoring an unbeaten 20-ball 36 for the Sydney Thunder before rain spoiled the game, handing the victory to the Brisbane Heat.
Warner said that the return of BBL was to help his franchise.
“You’re not really trying to negate the spinning ball, it’s the white ball too,” Warner said of the BBL.
“For me, it was about coming back and trying to put some energy into the Thunder team and trying to put my best foot forward for the team. It hasn’t come this year.
“Hopefully, next year I can come out and be fresher than I am now. It will be a long lead up to our summer (which also includes the ODI World Cup in India). From a personal point of view, I am going Am.” Have to try and work out how to stay nice and fresh,” he said.
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