Australia in England 2013 September 1, 2013

Warner dropped from ODI squad

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David Warner has been dropped from Austalia's squad for the ODIs against Scotland and England, while Mitchell Starc will return to Australia after complaining of lower back soreness. Steven Smith, who was part of the original 18-member limited-overs squad, has already flown back after a thigh injury.

"David has been left out of the Australian ODI squad for this tour purely due to his recent lack of form in this format," Darren Lehmann, the Australia coach, said. "By his own admission, David would acknowledge that unfortunately he hasn't scored the weight of runs that he would like recently in one-day cricket for his country."

Warner was part of Australia's Champions Trophy squad in England, but featured in just one match, scoring 9 against England, but was suspended from the team after a bar incident in Birmingham. He has only played three more ODIs this year, in January against Sri Lanka, and scored 10, 60 and 4. Warner scored a 42-ball 53 on Saturday in the second T20 against England, but that wasn't enough to sway the selectors.

"Like all selection matters, it was a tough decision, but like all players he understands the situation and knows he needs to get back to playing Ryobi Cup and making a heap of runs that we can't ignore," Lehmann said. "I spoke with David at length about what he needs to do and I've been impressed with his attitude since I've come into the Australian setup."

Australia kickstart the ODI leg of the tour with a one-off match against Scotland in Edinburgh on September 3 before taking on England for a five-match series that starts on September 6 in Leeds.

Squad: Michael Clarke (capt), George Bailey, Fawad Ahmed, Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Josh Hazlewood, Phillip Hughes, Mitchell Johnson, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Clint McKay, Adam Voges, Matthew Wade (wk), Shane Watson.

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  • dummy4fb on September 7, 2013, 13:49 GMT

    Poor selection from CA... I would have liked to see him in the squad instead of Phil hughes

  • tariquez on September 5, 2013, 7:01 GMT

    AUS XI for Oneday:

    Michael Clarke (capt), Shaun Marsh, Aaron Finch, Shane Watson,George Bailey, Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade (wk), Mitchell Johnson, James Faulkner, Fawad Ahmed, Clint McKay

  • dummy4fb on September 5, 2013, 5:13 GMT

    MY PREDITION FOR AUS XI: Michael Clarke (capt), Shaun Marsh, Aaron Finch, Shane Watson, Adam Voges, Matthew Wade (wk), Mitchell Johnson, Josh Hazlewood, James Faulkner, Fawad Ahmed, Clint McKay

  • Dhoni333 on September 4, 2013, 17:37 GMT

    Instead of warner, hughes shud be dropped. Hughes hasn scored runs in the last 2 series . He finds it so difficult to rotate strike n cannot switch gears n attack . With Bailey, Clarke, Voges certain to play in XI cant find a place for hughes. Similarly Haddin was a better option than Wade. Cant remeber wen Wade scored his last fifty .

  • AKS286 on September 3, 2013, 17:50 GMT

    Clarke is the weakest link in ODI rather than Warner, Players like Voges, Birt, Quiney, Doolan, Cosgrove are ahead.

  • dummy4fb on September 3, 2013, 5:37 GMT

    @pridhviraj: Dream on mate. Warner won't even get to 5 hundreds. He's nowhere near as good as you make him out to be.

  • pridhviraj on September 3, 2013, 1:19 GMT

    David warner would break all the records in Cricket ,just looking at how matured he is a person and his natural batting talent .In 10 years he would score the most runs in ODI cricket ever with 20+ hundreds .The only natural young australian talent I have seen after Michael Clarke

  • millsy24 on September 2, 2013, 22:27 GMT

    This has nothing at all to do with form, if it did how would the majority of the team even be selected? None of the batsmen have good form recently, not just Warner. Bailey plays all 3 forms but does none of them well yet is constantly chosen. Finch is hit or miss, Watson will get injured during this or the champion's league, Clarke will come home, the rest are hit or miss. If you have a careful look, all of the test team (apart from Clarke and Watson) are now home and will be available to play all Shield games before the Ashes instead of going to India for the ODI's. Out of all these players for the ODI's, only Clarke and Watson will play in the Ashes, can't see any of the rest making it.

  • here2rock on September 2, 2013, 21:38 GMT

    Good decision by the selectors and management, too muck talk and very little on the field performances by Warner, potential alone is not good enough at this level.

  • Playfair on September 2, 2013, 17:28 GMT

    Has Warner been dropped for lack of fitness or form? A bit of muddy water there? I thought Warner played well in last T20I ..