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David Warner says he is exhausted ahead of India tour

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Cricket News: David Warner says he is exhausted ahead of India tour | David Warner says he would have liked more time at home

Australian opener David Warner has acknowledged that he is tired and exhausted after a long home season following Sydney Thunder’s exit from the Big Bash League (BBL) on Friday.

The Pat Cummins-led side is set to embark on the showpiece four-match Border Gavaskar Trophy in India from February 9 onwards. Warner played multiple limited-overs series prior to the T20 World Cup in Australia in October-November last year. Warner then featured in the five Tests against West Indies and South Africa at home combined. Amidst all this, he was engaged in a constant tussle with the Cricket Australia (CA) to overturn his captaincy ban.

Following the international assignments, Warner headed off straight to the BBL to represent the Thunder. Now, he is of the opinion that he would have preferred an additional day off instead of attending the Cricket Australia awards on Monday.

Quite tired, exhausted says David Warner ahead of India tour

“It’s been challenging. I’m quite tired, exhausted. There are a few guys who have gone to the UAE League, which aren’t going to the Cricket Australia awards. From my perspective, that would’ve been nice to have had another night at home. But it is what it is,” Warner was quoted in a report by Cricbuzz.

Warner had a pretty subdued 2022 in Tests wherein he notched 571 runs at an average of 30.05 across 11 matches. He turned the tables with a double century against South Africa in the Boxing Day Test and will look to carry that confidence into the India tour next month.

Warner averages only 24.25 and has never touched the three-figure mark in the eight Tests that he has played in India. However, being one of the seasoned members of the squad, he will be expected to take up significant responsibility as the visitors look to record their first series victory on Indian soil in over 18 years.

Tarkesh Jha
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