Matthew Renshaw (l) and David Warner (r)    AFP
Matthew Renshaw (left) with David Warner AFP

With The Ashes nearing, players from Australia and England have already started prepping for the battle. While England have been engaged in a tough task at home against West Indies, Australia are fighting it out in Bangladesh.

The second Test against Bangladesh is two days away. Opener Matthew Renshaw has opened up about how partnership with David Warner can hold good for The Ashes. The 21-year-old impressed one and all on his maiden India tour; even in the Dhaka Test that his side lost, he shone in the second innings. He particularly praised Warner after his maiden ton in Asia.

According to cricbuzz, speaking about Warner, Renshaw said, “He talked a lot about it in the change rooms – just being light on his feet. You could see the difference from his first innings to the second innings, how light on his feet and how easy it was for him to move out to the ball and then (get) back as far back as possible.”

Renshaw also spelled out the importance of Warner and himself at top of the order for Australia. “I’m not a bowler myself but I know that it’s probably tougher to find your length especially against someone who’s as tall as me and as short as Davey. You see it a lot with right-handers and left-handers, how tough it is for bowlers to adjust their line. So I think it (the Ashes) is going to be interesting but we’ve just got to try and focus on the next Test in Chittagong, he explained.

“It’s pretty disappointing to lose any Test match whether it be at home or away from home but I think the mood’s pretty good. We know what we’ve done wrong in the first Test so we’re just looking forward to righting those wrongs in the second Test and hopefully win (the second Test) and tie the series,” Renshaw concluded.

Australia currently trails the 2-Test series 0-1 with the second match at Chittagong starting on Monday.