David Warner eyes 2023 away series: Haven’t beaten India in India, that would be nice to do

After retaining the Ashes, Australia opening batter David Warner on Wednesday said that it would be nice if his side manages to beat India in India as they are yet to achieve this particular feat.

David Warner eyes series win in England and India in 2023 before retiring from Tests (Reuters Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Haven’t beaten India in India, that would be nice to do: David Warner
  • Warner hinted towards having another crack in trying to win Ashes in England
  • Warner lauded James Anderson for setting high benchmark in Test cricket
Australia opener David Warner wants to secure the 2023 Ashes win in England and record a series win in India before retiring from Tests. Since being dropped by his IPL side Sunrisers Hyderabad in September, 35-year-old Warner rebounded to win Player of the Tournament during Australia’s T20 World Cup triumph in UAE.

He now sits third on the runs list in the ongoing Ashes series, with 240 at an average of 60. After 89 Tests and a decade at the highest level, Warner has little left to prove, but the swashbuckling lefthander still has a couple of items on his bucket list.

“We still haven’t beaten India in India. That would be nice to do. And obviously, England away, we had a drawn series in 2019, but hopefully, if I manage to get that chance and opportunity, I might think about going back,” Warner was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.

David Warner inspired by James Anderson as Australian opener eyes off 2023 Ashes

Warner also said that he sees age as no barrier, and he lauded England pacer James Anderson for setting a really high benchmark in Test cricket.

“I think James Anderson sets the benchmark for older guys these days. We look up to him as we’re getting on in our days. But for me, it’s about performing to the best of my ability and putting runs on the board.

“In the first two Tests, I actually look like a proper batsman, it’s almost like I’ve played my career the other way and had to knuckle down and respect the bowling and the line and lengths that they were bowling and obviously, the hundred eluded me,” Warner added.

“I feel in good touch. As I said, I was out of runs not out of form, so hopefully, I can put some more numbers on the board leading into this new year,” he added.

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