Srinagar: Australia captain Pat Cummins has hinted about dropping struggling opener David Warner from the playing eleven for the fourth Ashes 2023 Test against England.
With all-rounder Cameron Green expected to be fit for the fourth Ashes test at Old Trafford, Warner could be squeezed out if selectors opt to retain Marsh after his century in the first innings of Australia’s three-wicket defeat. Warner this his series average only 23.5.
Australia captain Pat Cummins declined to back Warner’s place in the side for Old Trafford, while saying it would be hard to drop Marsh.
“You keep all options open,” Cummins told reporters.
“We’ve got nine or 10 days now, we’ll take a deep breath, we’ll go away for a few days.
“But you know, everyone comes back into it, Greeny should be fit for Manchester, Josh (Hazlewood) will be back in there as well.
“We should have a full roster.”
“The number one issue is you’ve stuck with Warner, given him every opportunity, and (Stuart) Broad’s still got his number,” former Australia captain Michael Clarke said on Sky Sports Radio of his ex-team mate.
“The thing you’ve got to think about first is, is David Warner’s time up?”
Australia could promote Travis Head to open in Warner’s place to make room for Green’s inclusion along with Marsh.