"Davey is not..." Australia head coach replies to statement over David Warner's replacement

Australia head coach replies to question on David Warner's replacement in Test matches. He further explains that they are exploring options with a lot of potential players in the mix.

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Andrew Mcdonald and David Warner (Source: Twitter)

The Australia camp is recently on a high after winning the series against Pakistan with just one game to go. The Boxing Day Tests had both the teams in the game until the Australians clinched it on the 4th day. The 3rd Test is slated to take place on the 3rd of January at the Sydney Cricket Ground(SCG). It will not only be the end of the series but also the end of the career of one of the most iconic cricketers for Australia in International cricket, David Warner. The 37-year-old southpaw will play his last Test match at his home ground as a final goodbye to Test Cricket. His achievements will be remembered by generations to come. 

Warner had an incredible Test career which consists of 111 matches, where he has scored over 8500 runs at an average of over 40. His career includes twenty-six 100 + scores and thirty-six 50+ scores with a highest score of 335 which is also the second-highest individual Test score for an Australian. The question is who is worthy to replace Warner considering how much he has achieved as an opener in Test and being in the Top 5 for most runs for Australia in Test matches.

Head Coach’s reply

In an interview, Warner did name a player as his replacement as a Test opener after his retirement. Everybody was eager to know, who the pocket dynamo thinks is the perfect replacement and the name he chose was the 31-year-old left-hander Marcus Harris, who has recently enjoyed a great season in domestic cricket. Australia Head Coach Andrew Mcdonald was also asked this question and gave a unique reply to ESPN Cricinfo saying Davey’s not a selector. I remember back to when Davey endorsed Matt Renshaw so I think the next one will probably be Cam Bancroft and then Cameron Green and he’ll have all bases covered.”

Andrew also said that they will be exploring options, naming a few players in the mix that could cut as well, he further added “But it’s great when a fellow player endorses someone else initially. It means that they’ve probably excluded other players as well, but he was asked his opinion and we’re happy with him expressing that.” this has still kept the people curious about who the replacement might be and with the names suggested by these experienced players anything is a possibility at this stage.

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