Darren Lehmann backs David Warner to bury subcontinent woes

first_imgAustralian coach Darren Lehmann has called on opener David Warner to improve his indifferent form on Asian pitches and play a crucial role in the two-match Test series against Bangladesh, beginning August 27 in Dhaka.The 30-year-old has been performing exceedingly well in Test on home turf, averaging 60.11 per innings against the new ball, which is the highest by any player to have worn the Baggy Green Cap as a regular Test opener in Australia.While he is a dominant performer playing Tests at home, his average drops to 37.40 when he opens the innings outside Australia while his form significantly drops when he bats in Asia, averaging 30.38 – nearly half of his performances Down Under.However, Lehmann expressed confidence that Warner would surely going to turn his form around on the subcontinent.”I think he’s realised what he can and can’t do. I’m pretty confident that he’s going to turn his form around on the subcontinent. He looks good from what I’ve seen of him so far, and he got starts in India (earlier this year) without going on,” cricket.com.au quoted Lehmann as saying.Lehmann, who is in Darwin where Australia’s 14-man squad for the Bangladesh series has gathered for a week-long training camp, insisted that it is necessary for him as well as for the team to score big in Bangladesh.”If he goes on, then we’ll have a really good series in Bangladesh. So for him, and for the team, we need him to make big runs as he normally does (in Australia),” he added.advertisementIn Australia’s most recent Asian visit to India, Warner’s top score was 56 during the first innings of the final Test of the three-match series, which home team went on to win by 2-1.Australia are slated to play a two-day warm-up game in Fatullah on August 22 and 23 before heading into the first Test.It should be noted that tour got its green signal following the resolution of the contracts dispute between Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers’ Association.Australia squad for Bangladesh series:Steve Smith (c), David Warner (vc), Ashton Agar, Jackson Bird, Hilton Cartwright, Pat Cummins, Peter Handscomb, Josh Hazlewood, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Renshaw, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Wade.last_img read more

Chapecoense plane crash survivor dies after suffering heart attack on pitch

first_imgnews Topics Chapecoense tragedy one year on: victims’ loved ones tell their story Football Share on Facebook Colombia plane crash 2016 Share on LinkedIn Share on Messenger Americas Share on Twittercenter_img Share on WhatsApp Read more Brazil Share via Email Share on Pinterest Rafael Henzel, who was 45, died in the southern Brazilian city of Chapeco. Radio Oeste Capital, where Henzel worked, said he died on Tuesday in a local hospital after feeling ill during a football match with friends. Chapecoense described him as a “symbol of the club’s reconstruction”.Henzel, three Chapecoense players and two LaMia airline workers survived the November 2016 accident, which killed 71 people, including 19 players of the Brazilian club that was en route to the first leg of the Copa Sudamericana final against Atlético Nacional.Chapecoense were later declared posthumous champions of South America’s second-most prestigious tournament. A journalist who was one of the six survivors of the Chapecoense football team air crash has died after a heart attack. Reuse this contentlast_img read more