David Warner looks to fill Michael Hussey’s shoes as middle-order batsman

David Warner missed the warm-up games ahead of the Ashes as a result of which he missed his spot in the playing XI for the first Test  © Getty Images

London: Jul 17, 2013
 
Australian batsman David Warner looks to revive his Test career as a middle-order batsman after he was sent back to join the Australia A side for their tour to Africa. Warner who will be inserted at No 6 once he returns to the Ashes squad said that he will look to follow the path set by Michael Hussey.
 
“I’ve been spoken to about batting six. If I get into this team… I’ll be doing everything I can to fill that Mike Hussey role and come out and have that intent from ball one,” Warner was quoted as saying by Sydney Morning Herald.
 
If coach Darren Lehmann’s observations are anything to go by the aggressive batsman has already learnt to tone down. “That’s something I picked up from Mike Hussey and Ricky Ponting. You would be up in the change room about to have a shower and you would look out there and go, ‘Why are they still out there?’ You actually start learning that to help your teammates you have to do those extra things,” said Warner
 
“A lot of the guys do that. I’ve caught on that you have to give this 100 per cent, not go at 60 or 70 per cent and be content with that,” he added.
 
Warner will be keen to get some runs under his belt during the African tour and get back for the Ashes squad brimming with confidence.