Cricket Australia wants David Warner to score ‘plenty of runs’ in domestic cricket ahead of the return Ashes. New South Wales coaach Trevor Bayliss said, “I’ve just been let know that Cricket Australia wants him to come and score plenty of runs in the Ryobi Cup.”
Bayliss is confident that Warner will become a regular feature in Australia’s batting line-up despite being dropped from the one-day squad that was supposed to play England.
The southpaw scored just two half-centuries in his previous 12 One-Day International (ODI) games and was omitted from the one-day scheme of things to regain some form in the limited overs version reports news.com.au.
On one hand Bayliss is surprised with Warner’s omission but on the other hand he is pleased that the left hander is available for the New South Wales Blues for the Ryobi Cup starting from September 29.
“I had planned to go to Brisbane without him so it was a bit of a surprise, but he’s like a lot of those young guys playing for Austraila at the moment who are constantly working on their game and trying to get better. I’ve got no doubt with the ability Dave has got he’ll score a lot more runs for Australia in the future,” said Bayliss.
The Blues will travel to Brisbane next week for a training camp and it is still not confirmed if Warner will join the team.
Steven Smith, who was sent home due to minor quad strain, will be part of Blues’ first game. “He’s starting to realise the potential everyone at NSW knows he has,” Bayliss said.