Cricket Australia Chief selector George Bailey says David Warner not in Australia’s plan for the upcoming Ashes!

Cricket Australia Chief selector George Bailey says David Warner not in Australia's plan for the upcoming Ashes!

Australia’s pocket size dynamite and opener David Warner is reportedly not in the bigger picture for the Australian team for the upcoming edition of the Ashes all set to start from June in England. Although he is set to be a part of the team’s set up for the WTC Final at Oval, Warner’s inclusion for the Ashes is in major doubts.

Cricket Australia’s chief selector and former Captain of the baggy greens George Bailey revealed in a latest statement ahead of a very busy summer schedule for the Aussies followed by the 2023 ICC Cricket World cup in India. “I think Dave, like any player is, is at the mercy of selection.”

Bailey stated that Australia will not fancy any chances as they want to challenge for the competition and try to get the win. He knows how dangerous England have become ever since Brendan McCullum and Ben Stokes took in charge of the team and in order to upset the hosts, Australia will have to bring their A game.

When Bailey was asked the concrete reason why the management is not looking at Warner as an option for the Ashes he recalled Andrew McDonald’s statement during the Border-Gavaskar trophy 2023. “I support Andrew’s comments on that around David. I think there’s a number of differences. But we’re a couple of weeks away from announcing that squad.”

And for a fact, David Warner has had trouble scoring runs in recent tests, scoring just 26 runs in three innings during the team’s recent visit of India before getting hurt and returning home. His only notable test performance to date is a combative 200 against South Africa in December.

It seems as if David Warner’s sun will dawn very soon but given the fact that he has been centrally contracted by CA, the 36-year-old will be looking to reverse the table in what could be his final stretch of his career.