David Warner © Getty Images
David Warner © Getty Images

David Warner is one of the finest Australia openers by all means. However, home is where charity begins. Outside of it, things look bleak. Same is the case with the Australian vice-captain. He averages over 60 in Australia, with 3,246 runs. Outside Australia, he averages 37.4. All the same, his form significantly drops when he bats in Asia, averaging 30.38 — nearly half of his performances Down Under. For that matter he is called a home-bully. No doubt about his belligerent approach, but the diminutive batter is yet to prove his mettle on dustbowls.

His coach Darren Lehmann believes Warner will turn the tides in a two-Test series in Bangladesh. “I think he’s realised what he can and can’t do,” Lehmann told cricket.com.au. “I’m pretty confident that he’s going to turn his form around on the subcontinent. He looks good from what I’ve seen of him so far, and he got starts in India (earlier this year) without going on. If he goes on, then we’ll have a really good series in Bangladesh. So for him, and for the team, we need him to make big runs as he normally does (in Australia).”

It is not going to be a walk in the park. Bangladesh had levelled two-Test series against England last year. They did the same to Sri Lanka in their own den.

Bangladesh are not the same force they were a few years ago. They attained many a high, and it will not come as a surprise if they pull off the unlikely.