David Warner is struggling to find his form in the longest format of the game. Former Captain Ricky Ponting feels that the WTC final might be the last chance for Warner in this format. Warner returned to Australia in between the Border-Gavaskar Trophy due to injury. He is doubtful to make it into the squad for the Ashes.
Ricky Ponting on Warner’s test career
“I think I’ve heard him talk before about their cycle. This current cycle will finish after the World Test Championship, which is obviously the week before the first Ashes Test and I would think all going well that they want to get David Warner through until the end of that Test match at least,”
“It’s up to him though. The only currency you have as a batsman is runs and if you’re not scoring any you leave yourself open. It’s happened to all of us, it happened to me. When you get to a certain age and it looks like your form is dropping off slightly, then the knives are sharpened. It doesn’t take long.”
He further added on Warner that
“For him to finish the way he deserves to finish. The obvious thing for me was maybe to pull the pin after Sydney. He got 200 in Melbourne, played his 100th Test, played his 101 Test in Sydney, his home ground and maybe finish there. The last thing he deserved is to be away on a tour and get in to the middle of a series and get dropped and his career is over. That would be an awful way for him to finish.”
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