David Warner working hard to earn a baggy green

David Warner scored 97-ball 74 in the second ODI, which Australia lost by 80 runs Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Port Elizabeth: Oct 24, 2011

Left-handed explosive batsman David Warner reveals that he has adopted a strict new approach in practice and attitude, which is helping him immensely in building his case for a baggy green.

Warner, who is labeled as a Twenty20 specialist, has had a tough time in convincing selectors that he is good enough for the longer format of the game.

For trails, the selectors even included him for the Australia A s tour to Zimbabwe few months ago.

Warner has implemented almost match-like conditions in the nets, which is a key part of his strategy to become the most damaging Test batsman.

“If you get out you’ve got to be strict on yourself, and say if I get out more than once I should actually walk out of the net. What you’re going to get in training is what you’re going to get in the game, you’ve got to make it as realistic as possible,” said Warner, who played an ODI for Australia almost after two years.

“I would say it’s just taking ownership to say alright I haven’t been consistent enough, a lot of people have said that and I know that for a fact. I’ll keep aspiring to be more consistent … not actually throwing (my wicket) away, and hopefully one day get that Test cap,” he was quoted by Perth Now.