David Warner tipped to reclaim spot for World Test Championship Final

Ross Taylor of New Zealand believes that veteran batsman David Warner may recover from a recent slump in form and earn a berth in Australia’s starting Eleven for the World Test Championship Final. David Warner is expected to regain his best form while playing for Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League and compete for a spot on Australia’s roster for the World Tennis Championship Final at The Oval in England. The 36-year-old scored a stirring double-century against South Africa in the most recent Boxing Day Test but scored just 26 runs in three innings in the red-ball series that followed in India.

David Warner tipped from World Test Championship Final

David Warner broke his elbow and had a concussion during the second Test of Australia’s tour to India, but he has since healed in time to lead Delhi Capitals in the IPL. In David Warner’s absence, Travis Head performed admirably as the opener in two Test matches, but the veteran has been favored to retake his place at the top of the order alongside Usman Khawaja for the WTC Final. “Davey has played cricket extensively, appearing in almost 100 Test matches. These men deserve a little more wiggle room than a kid, Taylor added. “I’m confident this Australia squad will support him since he has played cricket all around the world with success.

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There won’t be much time for the two teams or many of its players to be ready for the red-ball format because the WTC Final will begin shortly after on June 7. The final week or two that both sides have before the test match will be crucial, according to Taylor. There is an adjustment, particularly if you switch from T20 to Test cricket. But, players are now fairly accustomed to doing that swiftly. Australia will play an Ashes series in England in the months after the WTC Final, which will be a turning point for the squad that has so far emerged as the best of the current WTC cycle.

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On June 7, the WTC Final will begin shortly after, giving the two teams and many of its players little time to be ready for the red-ball format. The week or so before the Test match, according to Taylor, will be crucial for both sides. “There is an adjustment, particularly when moving from the T20 format to Test cricket. But, players are now accustomed to immediately making that change. After the WTC Final, Australia will play an Ashes series in England, which will be a crucial time for the squad that has so far emerged as the best of the current WTC cycle.

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The most recent Ashes series in England finished in a tie after five Test matches, but Australia won the same amount of games at home in 2021–2022, winning 4-0. The Australia squad would undoubtedly like to win the Ashes series in England for the first time since 2001, but Taylor cautions that it would detract from the WTC Final. Australia will be keeping an eye on the Ashes series, according to Taylor. Their first goal would be to win that (WTC Final) Test match, but they may also be thinking ahead to the Ashes in their minds or unconsciously.

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