I probably owe it to myself and my family, if I can score points here, [to continue playing] in Australia. I can definitely say I won’t be playing in the series against the West Indies. If I can get through that and get to the series in Pakistan, I will definitely finish it.
However, Warner’s struggles with Stuart Broad using the new Dukes ball continued into the 2019 Ashes series. The England bowler with the new ball scored against Warner for the 17th time in his Test career during the third Ashes Test at Headingley Stadium in Leeds.
This dismissal reignited the debate about Warner’s ability to play a moving ball and his struggles against Broad. With the series score tied 2-1 ahead of the next Test at Old Trafford, his role in the team was called into question.
Skipper Pat Cummins, when asked about the combination of players for the next Test, said: ‘We will keep all options open. We have nine or 10 days, so we will take a deep breath.
We’ll be away for a few days but everyone will be back in the game. Greenie should be ready for Manchester, we should have a full squad. We will look at the wicket, have a chat and decide the optimum line-up, he added.