<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="David Warner backs Ed Cowan to come good in remaining Tests against India" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130311143329.jpg" title="David Warner backs Ed Cowan to come good in remaining Tests against India" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> In 25 innings together, David Warner (L) and Ed Cowan have scored 1111 runs at 44.44 © PTI</p> </div> <strong>Chandigarh: Mar 11, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> Australian opener <a href="/tags/David-Warner/post" target="_blank">David Warner </a>has backed his embattled partner <a href="/tags/Ed-Cowan/post" target="_blank">Ed Cowan</a>, saying that the selectors should persist with him despite repeated failures in the ongoing Test series against <a href="/tags/India/post" target="_blank">India</a>.<br /> <br /> In the two Tests so far, both of which <a href="/tags/Australia/post" target="_blank">Australia </a>lost by heavy margins, Cowan has 109 runs at an average of 27.25 with no half-centuries.<br /> <br /> But Warner said it would be a mistake to drop the 30-year-old, who, he feels, has shown the temperament of a good Test batsman.<br /> <br /> "The last 12 months have been fantastic for me and Ed as a partnership," Warner, who is averaging 42.21 from 17 Tests, told the Australian media here.<br /> <br /> "The downfall is when we have been outside Australia.<br /> <br /> It's been tough here (in India). The wickets have been tough to score on," he said.<br /> <br /> Warner said if persisted with, he and Cowan could turn into a formidable opening pair for the Ashes series against England later this year.<br /> <br /> "Looking forward to the Ashes, we know each other's game. Ed is patient, he leaves very well, especially in our conditions, and he has played a lot of first-class cricket in England. As a partnership, moving forward, I really believe we will be the key to the team's success," he said.<br /> <br /> But he admitted that continuing failures would not help their cause.<br /> <br /> "But we have two Tests to score some runs, otherwise we might not be on the plane to England. We have to keep working hard," he said.<br /> <br /> In 25 innings together, Cowan and Warner have scored 1111 runs at 44.44.<br /> <br /> "In terms of runs on the board, we are averaging mid-40s, which I think is No.1 in the world at the moment, so we are doing a fantastic job," Warner said.