Former Australian fast bowler Jason Gillespie has voiced his opinion on David Warner’s struggles in the ongoing Ashes series, suggesting that Australia should consider dropping the opener if they emerge victorious in the Headingley Test. Warner’s poor form, including his dismissal by Stuart Broad for the 17th time in Test cricket, has attracted criticism and trolling. Gillespie believes that Matt Renshaw should be brought in as a replacement for Warner in the fourth Test.
“Personally, I am a bit torn over what Australia should do. Part of me thinks they should maybe make a change if Australia seal the series by winning this Test. That way, they are moving forwards and they get to take a look at someone else. For me, that would mean Matt Renshaw coming in, rather than reshuffling the order,”
Gillespie casts his doubt over Warner’s retirement plans
David Warner expressed his intention to retire from cricket after playing a Test match in Sydney against Pakistan. However, Jason Gillespie believes that it is improbable for Warner to fulfill that desire due to his recent poor form. Despite Warner’s impressive batting statistics in different formats, Gillespie believes selectors will seek alternatives if Warner fails to improve his performance.
“Dave has laid out his ideal plan to retire from Test cricket after the Sydney Test against Pakistan in January. But I would be surprised if he makes that. Runs are your currency and, while Dave has got a lot of credit in the bank and is one of the best players Australia has had when you don’t perform over a period of time, those credits dry up,”
Gillespie further added.
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