“I think Dave is at the mercy of selection”, George Bailey dishes out massive warning for David Warning ahead of the Ashes

David Warner has been in questionable form in the recently played Test matches

Australian opener, David Warner has been pushed to the long list of players who may not make the final cut for the Ashes, albeit the move not being swift and steady. It is a metaphorical hint at how Australia is already looking for probable options, David Warner was given the lifeline of making his days in the national contract count.

As far as reports go, selectors are already looking at picking a side in two weeks for the upcoming WTC decider at the Oval from June 7th to 11th followed by the first two Tests of the Ashes series that starts on 16th June in Birmingham.

Here is what George Bailey had to tell David Warner

George Bailey had a clear warning for David Warner for David Warner, stating, “I think Dave, like any player is, is at the mercy of selection. The Ashes is a huge series and we’ll be looking to pick our best team. We’re going to have to have our best team playing incredibly well to challenge England over there, the way they’re playing at the moment.”

Differentiating the difference between the Indian and the English conditions, Bailey said, “I support Andrew’s comments on that around David,” he said. “I think there’s a number of differences [between the teams]. But we’re a couple of weeks away from announcing that squad.”

David Warner’s average of 9.5 in the 2019 Ashes in the England was the worst ever by an opener to play 10 innings in a series. Travis Head was promoted up the order in India and batted pretty well but the selectors said that it was more of a temporary salve to the growing wound beneath the skin.

Dealing a telling blow to the aspirations of David Warner, Bailey added, “We certainly rate Harry’s [Harris] ability in those conditions – really good strong record in England as well.”

Find the list of Australian contracted players:

Nationally contracted men’s players: Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Lance Morris, Todd Murphy, Michael Neser, Jhye Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa.

Nationally contracted women’s players: Darcie Brown, Ashleigh Gardner, Kim Garth, Heather Graham, Grace Harris, Alyssa Healy, Jessica Jonassen, Alana King, Meg Lanning, Phoebe Litchfield, Tahlia McGrath, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Annabel Sutherland, Tayla Vlaeminck, Georgia Wareham.

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