<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="David Warner" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130716085700.jpg" title="David Warner" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> David Warner played a positive knock of 71 on Day Four of the fourth Test before a batting collapse led to a 74-run loss for Australia © Getty Images</p> </div> <strong>Aug 14, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> <a href="/tags/Australia/post" target="_blank">Australia</a> batsman <a href="/tags/David-Warner/post" target="_blank">David Warner</a> feels he could have made a difference if he had featured in the first two Ashes Tests and said he regretted the fact that he did not have enough match practice to get picked.<br /> <br /> ''I’m always going to think I could have [made a difference in the first two Tests]. It is what it is. I stuffed up and had to go away and score some runs and play the game I know I can play," Warner said, as reported by <em>Sydney Morning Herald</em>.<br /> <br /> ''We were so close in that first Test when we should not have even got to where we were without <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/Ashton-Agar-Australia-rsquo-s-very-own-smiling-assassin-delights-Trent-Bridge-with-a-multiple-record-breaking-debut/28860" target="_blank">Ashton [Agar]’s 98</a>. We have played three good Test matches where we could have won and it could have gone either way.’’<br /> <br /> Warner was sent off to Africa to play warm-up games during the first two Tests as he did not have adequate match practice. That was due to the ban slapped on him for a <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/David-Warner-could-face-action-over-alcohol-related-incident-in-England/27781" target="_blank">nightclub altercation</a> with England’s <a href="/tags/Joe-Root/post" target="_blank">Joe Root</a> during the <a href="/tags/ICC-Champions-Trophy-2013/post" target="_blank">ICC Champions Trophy 2013</a> in June.<br /> <br /> The way Warner began of the fourth day of the fourth Test — before a collapse occurred — it was hard to ignore the fact that Australia could have done better by not sidelining the aggressive southpaw. He was <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/David-Warner-suspended-and-fined-to-miss-ICC-Champions-Trophy-2013-and-Ashes-warm-ups/27846" target="_blank">suspended by Cricket Australia</a>’s code of behaviour commissioner for a period that included all of the team’s warm-up games before the Ashes, as well as the remainder of the one-day tournament. When he returned, Australia were already 2-0 down.