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David Warner records worst runs in three consecutive innings against India

January 17, 2021

Written By,

Ankit Seth

Australia's opening batsman David Warner had a new career-low after poor performance in the fourth Test against India. The batsman earlier had missed the first two Tests because of a groin injury. He returned to the squad for the drawn match at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

David Warner registered his worst run in three consecutive innings in Australia after dismissing in one run in the fourth Test. Post his return to the team, the batsman has only managed 5, 13 and 1 in three innings. A mainstay of Australia's top order has scored a total of 19 runs till now. This is so far his worst-ever total for three consecutive innings in Australia.

With debutants joining the Indian bowling attack, it was Siraj that got the breakthrough in just the first over. Mohammed Siraj dismissed David Warner, his former Sunrisers Hyderabad teammate, for the second time. The 34-year-old has long been an established player of Australia's Test XI. His poor form worrying form has raised several questions on social media about whether he's in danger of being dropped.

On the contrary, the visitors are playing inexperienced bowlers in the ultimate Test due to their key players' injuries. Mohammed Siraj is currently the pack leader who also made his debut two Tests back in Melbourne. This has been the first time since India's Test debut in 1932 that five bowlers who played in an innings had not played a Test before the start of a series. Legendary batsman Adam Gilchrist also praised the Indian team for claiming David Warner's wicket despite their squad limitations.

David Warner's stats and record at Brisbane

Warner's batting average at Brisbane is almost 63. The opening batsman smashed 154 runs in his previous Test against Pakistan in November of 2019. It was his fourth century at the venue. The southpaw was in great form in the IPL, and the ODI series against India before a groin injury ruled him out of the final ODI, the T20I series and the first two Tests in the on-going series.

The Australian management will have plenty as both the opening pair have failed to perform. Marcus Harris was out for just five runs after chipping a ball to Sundar to give Shardul Thakur his first wicket in Test cricket.

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Written By,

Ankit Seth