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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  • on September 1, 2013, 9:22 GMT

    One of the better decisions taken by Cricket Australia by dropping David Warner, he is good and would be good in any formats but he need to work more on his technique and his temperament on crease,and he should look forward for the next ashes series he would be one of the players on whom Australia will be relying on him. Rest the team is good and seems in-form, the playing 11 should be- Aaron Finch opening with Shane Watson, George Bailey, Michael Clarke,Adam Voges, Mathew Wade,James Faulkner,Mitchell Johnson,Nathan Coulter-Nile,Client Mckay and Fawad Ahmed. Aussies required a good bowling attack coming into the one-dayers and with the likes of all-rounders like Shane Watson and James Faulker and bowling all rounders like Johnson and Coulter-Nile,they have a great chance playing 4 regular bowlers and 2 all-rounders all the time, this 11 provides fire powers stability and good composition.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • on September 1, 2013, 9:22 GMT

    One of the better decisions taken by Cricket Australia by dropping David Warner, he is good and would be good in any formats but he need to work more on his technique and his temperament on crease,and he should look forward for the next ashes series he would be one of the players on whom Australia will be relying on him. Rest the team is good and seems in-form, the playing 11 should be- Aaron Finch opening with Shane Watson, George Bailey, Michael Clarke,Adam Voges, Mathew Wade,James Faulkner,Mitchell Johnson,Nathan Coulter-Nile,Client Mckay and Fawad Ahmed. Aussies required a good bowling attack coming into the one-dayers and with the likes of all-rounders like Shane Watson and James Faulker and bowling all rounders like Johnson and Coulter-Nile,they have a great chance playing 4 regular bowlers and 2 all-rounders all the time, this 11 provides fire powers stability and good composition.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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 ..

  • on September 2, 2013, 15:16 GMT

    Warner is ideal for this type of format. Mystery why he was dropped. I dont think he dropped a second punch lol. The piches in odi would favor his style and his technique wont be tested as much as in 5 day cricket. Selectors are toying with Hughes and his batting position. They cant seem to fit him anywhere but strangely they still stick with him.

  • heathrf1974 on September 2, 2013, 12:22 GMT

    This is a mistake. He should be a long term prospect in limited overs cricket. However, I'm glad Hughes is there, but I thought they could find a spot for Warner as an opener and Hughes at number 3 or vice versa.

  • Flemo_Gilly on September 2, 2013, 10:55 GMT

    @Sunilbatra well said mate, runs get you in, like you i would have picked Warner over Hughes but i guess that's the decision made. Now for the exciting shield season coming and watch out for guys who have been recently dropped in either the test or ODI format to make their marks(i.e Warner, Khawajaetc)

  • Guduji71 on September 2, 2013, 10:50 GMT

    Shocking decision. How can you keep him out of limited over matches. Horrible decision. They are going to waste another great player.

  • on September 2, 2013, 10:38 GMT

    I understand the rationale about Warner's form or lack of. What about Hughes, he should be back in Australia too.

  • Sunil_Batra on September 2, 2013, 9:59 GMT

    Amith well said buddy. As for Warner i would have preferred to keep him in the ODI team ahead of Hughes but this message is consistent across all formats, get runs and you stay in, no favoritism as may have been the case previously and i like that. In the longer formats the likes of Khawaja and Hughes will do the same and Warner will do the same for the shorter format. Expect big shield season starts from Warner, Khawaja, Burns as they get into the home ashes squad and i am looking forward to it.

  • Shaggy076 on September 2, 2013, 9:44 GMT

    R_U_For_Real_Nick; In answer to your question on do you think Warner will go a series without firning a couple of shots; Yes. Since he has only fired one shot in the last 24 months I would say it is highly probable he would fail in every innings. As for test cricket going into India he deserved his spot, right now he does not. I cant believe people are having a crack at Hughes here - you have to play the format and look at our recent one-day series you cannot mount a case for Hughes to be dropped from the first Xl - let alone the squad. When picking a one-day team you need to access the most recent one-day form and that of the Australian first class team and all players picked except for Ahmed deserve there spots on that form. We are not playing test cricket or T20 cricket here.

  • scarab666 on September 2, 2013, 9:22 GMT

    Australia be prepared to be beaten in this ODI series as well.........Dropping Warner is just lunacy, especially replacing him with Hughes. If we are talking about performances then I'm yet to see the any justification into the selection of George Bailey.

  • on September 2, 2013, 9:10 GMT

    Warner would have been handy in the ODIs. He's shown sparks of form in the Test series, against two of the toughest bowlers in the world and in testing conditions. I see no reason why he wouldn't take that to the ODIs and score a naturally aggressive century.

  • on September 2, 2013, 8:26 GMT

    still we hang on to Hughes! I cringe seeing him so vulnerable at the crease. At least we know if Warner comes off he won't use up balls. the worst thing that has happened to oz is the scan...the tough bowlers of old bowled through a lot of minor injuries now they have so much time off they are prime for more injuries

  • Front-Foot-Lunge on September 2, 2013, 7:57 GMT

    Wow, and to think Warner's the best they've got. Even the ODI Australia team are in a total shambles

  • RyanHarrisGreatCricketer on September 2, 2013, 6:46 GMT

    if fit these guys should be playing odis for aus:

    Openers: Watson, Finch (controlled thrashers of fast bowling) Middle order: Shaun Marsh(sheet anchor), Michael Clarke(!!),Steven Smith(floater) All rounders: Haddin(best wk in aus and magnificient destroyer of spin), Mitchell Marsh and James Faulkner(brilliant odi and t20 player) Fast Bowlers: Pat Cummins and Ryan Harris ( dont just bowl fast, but also move the ball and both have excellent discipline and variety) Spinner: Nathan Lyon (limited overs is thye format where he first shined in domestic cricket, deserves a long run)

    Reserves: Opener either shaun marsh or haddin can open in case of vacancy i dont see anyone else fitting in Middle order George Bailey keeper Tim Paine (better than matthew wade) all rounders Henriques Maxwell Fast Bowlers Coulter Nile, Alister McDermott, Kane Richardson Spinners Michael Beer and fawad Ahmed

  • jmcilhinney on September 2, 2013, 6:42 GMT

    @popcorn on (September 2, 2013, 0:29 GMT), there are some who might say that batting at #65 is still too high for Hughes. ;-)

  • on September 2, 2013, 4:56 GMT

    I guess Aussie has gifted ODI victory to england right away,,,From the list I can see only bowlers only, Faulkner/ Watson / Mitch are not dependable all rounders,,, Watson's form is also questionable,,, Lot depends on Clarke,,,

  • OneEyedAussie on September 2, 2013, 4:19 GMT

    The selectors will most likely want to go with a 5 bat, 4 bowl, 1 all-rounder and 1 wk setup. Watson is in as all-rounder. Voges and Bailey are in on CT form. Clarke is the captain. That leaves two batting spots open. I don't really see Warner as offering much more than any of his competitors (i.e. Marsh, Hughes, Maxwell). Finch I could go either way on. So, I don't think this is a terrible decision by the selectors.

  • Hauritzj on September 2, 2013, 3:11 GMT

    Where is Nathan Hauritz? Pomerbach in for Marsh and Finch opening with L.Pomersbach! C.Hartley for Wade/Haddin forget about Ahmed

    ODI: Finch, Hughes, Clarke, Bailey, Voges, Watson, Hartley, Cutting, Hauritz, Hazelwood, McKay

    T20: Pomersbach, Finch, Watson, Bailey, S.Smith, Voges, Hartley, Johnson, Cutting, Hazelwood, Hauritz

  • on September 2, 2013, 2:27 GMT

    Anyone who has seen warners actual ODI performances in the last year rather than just going on his reputation would understand this... His average has dropped below 30 and with Marsh and Finch banging quite hard on the door for ODIs (both averaging over 50 in the ryobi cup and making 100s for Aus A) it was only a matter of time... The real question is does Watson bowl and is Clarke fit to play?

  • x-sl-boy on September 2, 2013, 2:23 GMT

    while there in no good replacement, i don't see this as a great decision

  • on September 2, 2013, 2:21 GMT

    we should not depend on stats.

  • leighsydneychina on September 2, 2013, 1:12 GMT

    I dont understand why he is there at all..... One score does not make a test level batsman. Warner has done nothing (constructive) at all. Just been a sideshow... and lets face it, Warner IS a sideshow. Not a test cricketer...

  • on September 2, 2013, 0:38 GMT

    Marsh and Finch were superb on the Aus A tour and Hughes had a good start to his ODI career so they should rightfully be a head of Warner based on his recent showing, interesting if Clarke plays, if i was him I would take it off and get right for the return ashes, those Broad bouncers will keep coming at him and he must get the back into shape... Hughes, Marsh, Watson, Bailey, Voges, Maxwell, Wade, Faulkner, Johnson, McKay, Ahmed...

  • popcorn on September 2, 2013, 0:29 GMT

    I cannot fathom the thinking here. David Warner is clearly best suited to play T20 and One Day Cricket, not Test Cricket.He should have been asked to continue with the squad,and key players who are need to prepare for all important Ashes series this summer should be playing Shield Cricket - NOT ODI Cricket in England or in India (October- November - the start of our season). We should retain a second string squad in England for the 5 ODIs and send a similar lineup - maybe add / delete a few for the India tour,with an eye on the forthcoming ODI World Cup in AU and NZ.So that there are clear focuses - SEPARATE TEAMS AS FAR AS POSSIBLE for Test Cricket,ODI ,T20.Clarke, Watson,Marsh,Johnson and Hughes (if he is the potential No.65 in the Test Side - his Trent Bridge performance) should return home to play Shield Cricket.Smith and Starc ae already home - Test Cricket.George Bailey is well suited to lead the ODI and T20 Squads.Aaron Finch and David Warner should open in ODIs and T20s.

  • on September 1, 2013, 22:54 GMT

    From a personality based perspective, I believe Fawad Ahmed is just what Australia needs as an influence from within the team. A calm, gracious, hard working, mature guy with strong convictions and beliefs who is thankful for any opportunity he gets, who has been through the toughest and most brutal times ready to make the absolute most of any chance he is given. He is going to be a bit if a passive guru for our guys. He will make the younger guys in our team look at their own lives in comparison and grow up a bit and bond our team together as a stronger cultural unit. If his bowling holds up, could be a brilliant selection.

  • Redbackfan on September 1, 2013, 22:10 GMT

    I don't think any player should play all 3 formats it's too much cricket and form in T20/ODI shouldn't translate to form in tests. Watson is a short form gun and should stick to that but a good score in a dead rubber and now he's our test no.3 for at least 2 years. Warner should focus more on test cricket. Hughes cops a lot on here, he nearly helped us win the 1st test and then gets dropped after a poor 2nd test. The team selected isn't to bad and should be a good series. Agree with other comments on here Callum Ferguson should be in the team, his ODI and Ryobi cup stats are great and his shield season last year was good too. Cosgrove never gets a mention either probably cause he carries a few extra kgs but he is a very good batsmen and handy with the ball.

  • on September 1, 2013, 21:09 GMT

    Finally Warner's been left out through lack of form. One thing's for sure, he's never been left out of the side due to lack of reputation.

  • blink182alex on September 1, 2013, 19:10 GMT

    Yes Warner made a 50 yesterday but that is T20. His odi form has been pretty ordinary for a long time, an average of 29 is not really good enough by a specialist top order batsmen.

    But for sure he will return and i'll think we'll be seeing him open in the 2015 WC but right now the 50 over format is actually where he struggles the most. Good to see Hazlewood in there and hopefully Voges can make big runs and put forward a case for number 6 position in the test side.

    1. Watson 2. Finch 3. Hughes 4. Clarke 5. Bailey 6. Voges 7. Wade 8. Faulkner 9. Johnson 10. McKay 11. Fawad

  • on September 1, 2013, 18:37 GMT

    @Cpt.Meanster: Warner scored a 50 in the T20, yes, but his form in ODIs is very poor. That's why he's been (rightly) dropped. You seem to think there is no distinction between 20 over cricket and 50 over cricket. I agree with you on the one-day series though - historically, we have been extremely poor at one-day series that immediately follow Ashes series. England win that and then lose intensity.

  • on September 1, 2013, 18:34 GMT

    @Rajeev129: I agree, Shaun Marsh is bog average. Australia also need to axe passengers like Matthew "Buttergloves" Wade and the past-it Mitchell Johnson. England, however, won't win this series unless they find a credible replacement for the average wicketkeeper and hopeless ODI batsman Jos Buttler, and refrain from picking Mr Profligate Jade Dernbach.

  • kearon47 on September 1, 2013, 18:33 GMT

    D.Warner has an ave. of 29.8 and S.R of 80 in 50 over international cricket. J.Trott who is often maligned, has an ave. of 50ish and S.R of 75ish.

  • on September 1, 2013, 18:10 GMT

    Why is Wade still given opportunities? He has been a failure for Australia for the past 6 months....... Other than that this is a really great squad which has a wonderful chance to bag the ODI series.....

  • on September 1, 2013, 17:49 GMT

    I think very bad decision by Aussie selector... Warner have 2 play in 20-20 & 50 overs format. Finch also is a very good hitter available in aus squad, but Warner much more experienced than finch in international level... Its a unfair decision...

  • devang_thakker on September 1, 2013, 17:32 GMT

    A good team selected by the Aussie selectors...the team is in its rebuilding phase and its good to see a well rounded team selected. They should give Callum Ferguson a chance as well...he has completely gone off the radar after the injury he had which put him out of action for 9 months...a very strong middle order batsman who can strenthen the Aussie middle order...Aaron Finch also a good selection after his recent exploits in the T20 match against England...disappointing that David Warner is left out...Fawad Ahmed gets a chance to prove himself and to cement his place as a spinner in the Aussie squad...Aussies have always felt the need of a spinner and this is his chance...overall a good squad on the paper but it is to be seen how they perform on the pitch when they take on The Poms in the ODI's...good luck Aussies...do wel...cheers!!!

  • on September 1, 2013, 17:19 GMT

    Good and Bold decision to drop Warner.But i dont see a suitable replacement for him,australia still looks weaker side when it comes to batting.

  • Cpt.Meanster on September 1, 2013, 17:15 GMT

    Warner makes a good 50 in the second T20 and guess what, Australia drop him ! What is going on here ? Still, they have a good team and should run England down over the course of the series. But seriously CA, you need to learn some man management skills.

  • R_U_4_REAL_NICK on September 1, 2013, 16:48 GMT

    @jmcilhinney (post on September 1, 2013, 11:54 GMT): Yes but if you apply that same logic to his test stats then by right he should be a shoe-in every game then eh? It's looking like he's being 'protected/saved' for the upcoming Ashes series down under, and I'm not saying that every batsman must be super-human and perform well every game to be viable for tests - just baffled that one decent contribution per series at best is enough to justify this preferential treatment. Shorter formats are a different kettle of fish to me; as Finch showed in the first T20, one great knock can be match-securing and I'd sooner put money on guys like Warner doing that than a lot of the other names in that squad pushing blazing players like him out. Justified? Yes it can be! But very brave, and you can't be surprised a few cages are/will be rattled.

  • JG2704 on September 1, 2013, 16:43 GMT

    Strange timing as much as anything. Warner scored a 50 just yesterday in T20s . I wonder if there's more to it?

  • on September 1, 2013, 16:41 GMT

    I thought that Warner might be a decent long-term opening batsman for Australia in Tests and ODIs when I saw his excellent play with Chris Rogers. However, he's been a disappointment - supremely inconsistent and worryingly roughshod in terms of shot selection. His form collapsed horribly in the Ashes and taking out his few big scores in Tests, his average would be in the mid-twenties.

    His knock yesterday in the T20 suggested something more. He needs to produce this sort of thing more regularly.

  • Rajeev129 on September 1, 2013, 16:41 GMT

    Dropping Warner is just OK. But how Shaun Marsh deserves a place ? his confidence levels are very low as we have clearly observed it in T20 series.

  • R_U_4_REAL_NICK on September 1, 2013, 16:27 GMT

    @Shaggy076 (post on September 1, 2013, 11:49 GMT): As I've said many times before, I do look at the stats before commentating, but do not pick teams/squads solely based on them. There's a thing in cricket (sports in general I guess) called form, and stats do not take this into full consideration. Do you honestly believe that the Australian test team in it's current status needs yet another attacking 'all-or-nothing' batsman at the top of the order, contributing once a series at best and usually less than that in fact? Likewise, do you really think Warner would go through an entire ODI series without firing a few times? The shorter formats are where he belongs, where he doesn't always have to contribute with bat as he can make up with his electric fielding, and the other batsmen can step up instead. In the tests, Australia can not afford a walking wicket anymore; no number 3, and Clarke doesn't know where to bat anymore. I also think Warner would be wasted down at 6; he's an opener.

  • AKS286 on September 1, 2013, 16:16 GMT

    Clarke is a poor ODI batsman no doubt. Why Beer is ignored in T20 & ODI? I prefer Moises over Maxwell & Paine, Ludeman, Hartley over Waste and Cutting as third seamer. Finch, Marsh, Watto, Bailey, Voges, Paine, Moises, Johnson, Mckay, Beer, Cutting

  • F-shahzi on September 1, 2013, 16:16 GMT

    Good to see Shaun marsh back, he is very telented.while Mitchell Starc will be missed. (Warner+Finch) 2 years ago my thoughts were one day Finch and Warner will open for australia. i saw that in T20I's dream come true, both are dangerous in limited overs game. right and left hand combination. unfortunately Warner dropped for ODIs he was coming into form after 2nd t20. i think Finch was the reason for warner's exclusion. they don't need another Finch!!!

  • on September 1, 2013, 16:14 GMT

    I'm relieved to see Warner dropped. I feel he's just 1 or 2 innings away from turning a corner and being a thorn in England's side. He's athletic in the field and can potentially change a game.

  • on September 1, 2013, 16:12 GMT

    he is a good opener.he did his best in 2nd t20.I don't know why he is out of team for odi's

  • DylanBrah on September 1, 2013, 16:01 GMT

    Warner is certainly not better than any of the other batsmen selected, so good decision. But what about dropping Wade due to poor performance??

    1. Watson 2. Finch 3. Hughes 4. Clarke 5. Voges 6. Maxwell 7. Faulkner 8. Wade (where he belongs) 9. Hazlewood 10. McKay 11. Ahmed

    Wouldn't mind giving Hazlewood, who performed well on the A-tour, a game against Scotland.

  • Roshan_P on September 1, 2013, 15:35 GMT

    @Umair Khan That's ridiculous he wasn't even in the Test squad. They lost because the team was bad.

  • gsingh7 on September 1, 2013, 15:28 GMT

    good decision, warner is just a slog hitter to cow corner and his short comings were brutally exposed in 2 test series . he cannot and will not be another haddin or sehwag. so replace him with watever youngster australia have to offer(but that player should be better than average players like hughes and cowans). its ironical that australian boasted of 2 international squads a decade ago now they dont have a starting eleven better than sl or bangladesh. times have changed , for the good.

  • cricpanther on September 1, 2013, 15:23 GMT

    ACB always comes with surprise!!!! Why can't drop Mike Clark?? Give him a break now from his captaincy...and appoint new captain as Shane Watson. Clark simply having captaincy from long time, and spoilining australia's winning track record!!! Warner is a player of one day, t20 and you are dropping him?????? ACB just runs by aliens!!

  • Reececonrad on September 1, 2013, 15:14 GMT

    @Umair Khan Explain your Hypothesis????

    David is a good short format player a bit of domestic time will do him good.

    The side should be Watson,Finch,Hughes(very good list A record and good start to his ODI career) orMarsh(not a massive fan, but he has played well throughout the year in the shorter formats),Clarke(c),Bailey, Voges(solid character and solid Batsmen) or Maxwell(very exciting, although quite arrogant/overconfident in his own ability),Wade, Faulkner,Johnson, Hazelwood and Fawad Ahmed(impressive performance in the last game)

    This side should push England all the way, they are very talented.

  • PFEL on September 1, 2013, 14:38 GMT

    @Milhouse79, my theory is that those older bowlers still got the same amount of "injuries" back then, but they just weren't recognised as injuries, and they just kept playing. These days they put so much management into this and jump at the sight of a possible injury. Probably overcautious. Back in the 90s you played unless you absolutely couldn't bowl. Today you miss a game if there's a slight possibility that you might perhaps suffer some kind of soreness or tiny risk of injury.

  • on September 1, 2013, 14:36 GMT

    Glenn Maxwell is turning out to be Australia's Shahid Afridi. Immense talent but never delivers..I wish he lives up to the X-factor billing as he is very capable.

    Why on earth is Callum Ferguson still ignored?

  • on September 1, 2013, 13:57 GMT

    fawad was the reason they lost ashes but bad decision to dropped warner,

  • sezan92 on September 1, 2013, 13:50 GMT

    Poor decision by the selectors .. THey are dropping the cricketer who was impressive in the test series and the last T20 ..

  • on September 1, 2013, 13:50 GMT

    An average of 29.81 in ODI and only 32 in A list cricket is not good enough to justify selection but I felt he looked in good touch in the Test series when Aus were chasing in Durham and setting the declaration in Manchester plus the T20I yesterday at Durham.

    The problem for Australia and Warner is when will he get to play some 50 over cricket. With the Big Bash and the Ashes in the Australian summer

  • Jaffa79 on September 1, 2013, 13:46 GMT

    Aussie selectors are odd creatures. Warner looks dangerous in T20 and ODI cricket and should play. He should not be anywhere near a Test team but he is a gun in those formats. Also, how are so many bowlers getting injuries? The amount of stress fractures is bizarre; there seem to be more Aussies than anyone else but there have been cases from various countries. Bowlers bowl fewer overs than ever before (is that the problem?). I remember bowlers like Hadlee, Marshall, Holding, Garner, Akram etc. bowling for their countries all southern hemisphere winter and then bowling their hearts out for their counties in the summer! I know they picked up injuries now and then but it seems like they had fewer problems despite bowling way more!

  • on September 1, 2013, 13:19 GMT

    Finch, Watson, Marsh, Clarke, Bailey, Maxwell, Wade, Faulkner, Johnson, McKay, Ahmed

  • on September 1, 2013, 12:54 GMT

    What is going on w/AUS and their " handling of pacemen??" This must be series # 4 or 5 when 2 or 3 of Starc, Patterson, Cummings, Bird are pulling up ..injured??!!!!! Why ?

  • on September 1, 2013, 12:52 GMT

    Very good squad for australia specially fawad ahmad is a wapen

  • on September 1, 2013, 12:50 GMT

    he does'nt play his natural game in odi's...... that's y he is dropped...... he plays underpressure........ he lacks confidence.!... Should be rested

  • on September 1, 2013, 12:35 GMT

    Good decision on Warner. Why should Philip Hughes be there and also Johnson should be kicked out from all formats of cricket in Australia. He lets down Aussies at unexpected levels.

  • DragonCricketer on September 1, 2013, 12:35 GMT

    @ Ananthu Vishwanathan - What do you mean the ODI's would have been a good chance for Warner to come back to form? Australian Batsmen don't get the luxury of playing themselves into form in a series ! They get one match and that's it. Your out. Dropped. See yah later.

  • Baundele on September 1, 2013, 12:33 GMT

    That guy performed well in the test and T20 even under tremendous pressure from his own management and then you drop him citing form issues! No wonder why Australian cricket is sinking fast.

  • xtrafalgarx on September 1, 2013, 12:24 GMT

    @din7, he scored a couple of hundreds on the A tour in South Africa, but this is brave from Lehmann..If Warner is in such bad form, why was he rushed back into the test squad? Also, he scored top scored in the last game, albeit 2020 but a few double standards going on here.

  • KARMARKAR on September 1, 2013, 12:24 GMT

    Dear David, You are my favorite, practice well and come in squad soon.

  • BRUTALANALYST on September 1, 2013, 12:20 GMT

    It's Bailey that always looks weak to me I'd always play Vogues/Hughes ahead of him My Aus 11 would be Finch/Hughes, Watson, S Marsh, Clarke, Voges/Hughes, Maxwell, Wade, Faulkner, Johnson, McKay, Ahmed

  • mcsdl on September 1, 2013, 12:19 GMT

    David Warner is overated... he always has been... If it is not for Michael Clarke Australian batting lineup wouldn't even compete with Bangladesh batting lineup..! Its that bad...............

  • landl47 on September 1, 2013, 12:10 GMT

    At least no-one can say that the Australian selection policy isn't interesting.

    Worrying news about Mitch Starc. With the return Ashes series only a couple of months away, it's a bad time to be developing lower back soreness. Even if he's fit in time for the Ashes, his playing time will be limited before then and he's a bowler who needs lots of bowling to find a decent rhythm. In the 5th test he looked as though he was kicking it into gear and was certainly the fastest of the young Australian pacemen. Hopefully it's nothing too serious.

  • on September 1, 2013, 12:09 GMT

    Foolish decision by Cricket Australia really... Warner can be aggressive whilst playing ODI's and this would have been a good chance to come back to form. If the English are playing with new debuts, (absence of Anderson, Cook, Broad, Bell to be noted) Australia should use this chance and be aggressive and try to win 5-0

  • din7 on September 1, 2013, 12:07 GMT

    well i dont understand how marsh finds a place in any of aus squad same for dernbach those two are legends findind place in their repective squad even after doin nothing. can some1 from aus reply did marsh score plenty of runs in domestic odis? i dont know how hes back so plz reply

  • KARMARKAR on September 1, 2013, 11:56 GMT

    Warner is not in form this is a good decision to drop him.

  • TheSmudge on September 1, 2013, 11:56 GMT

    I'm not a conspiracy theorist by any means, but there is something more to this. Besides limited evidence of his recent form in one day cricket, in a biggish touring squad like this, there is no need to send him home. The reasons given just don't hang together.

  • jmcilhinney on September 1, 2013, 11:54 GMT

    This is an interesting decision, considering the innings he just played in Durham, but it does show that CA recognise the difference between T20 and ODI cricket. No doubt, Warner looks like he should do very well in ODIs but he just hasn't, so it's not really that big a surprise. People talk about Warner being so dangerous in the shorter formats yet, in ODIs, he averages 30 at a strike rate of 81. Compare that to Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott, often criticised for being unsuited to ODI cricket, who score 39 @ 78 and 53 @ 77 respectively. Cook in particular is improving his career strike rate all the time so is Warner really that big a threat? He may take an attack apart now and then but he must then be failing miserably in between. He just hasn't lived up to his apparent potential so this decision is completely justified.

  • AngryAngy on September 1, 2013, 11:53 GMT

    David Warner averages 29.81 after 38 ODI innings. His career strike-rate is 80.58. There's a lot of waffle about how he's a hard hitter and a short-form specialist, but the reality says nothing of that. Of his two centuries, one was a painful hundred off 140 balls on a perfect wicket. In that game, were it not for Clarke's blistering century, Australia would have been decidedly second rate. As it was, they were merely beaten by 8 wickets with 5 overs to spare.

    As for Finch? He had a poor summer, but he hasn't had that many games just yet. It would be unsurprising if he fails again, but a big positive if he got some runs. Hughes on the other hand does not have poor form. He debuted for Australia last summer and averages a lick below 42. He was also harshly dropped in the Test series after his innings at Trent Bridge.

    But for Warner, well with those figures, you could pick a lot of players in his place. Faulkner and Maxwell look better and it certainly opens the door for Shaun Marsh.

  • simon_w on September 1, 2013, 11:51 GMT

    it certainly seems an odd decision. when i saw the headline, i automatically assumed it was for disciplinary reasons...

    on the other hand, i don't care much either way for David Warner, but i do feel sad once again for Mitchell Starc. when is that guy ever gonna get a break?

  • din7 on September 1, 2013, 11:50 GMT

    well! just one word 'shocking'. despite showin good form in last t20 he's dropped? i think he's rested to be prepared for return ashes but they just dont want to use that word. yes he didnt start well in Odis inhis 1st 20 odis he was avg around 20 but after that he has scored runs and still evolvin as player he's just played 40 odis so dont expect avg of 50 or somethin...and he will never be..even if avg in late 40s it will be ok for the quick start he gives, i think it was more to do with finch been given chance at top and preparing warner for return ashes....i dont hink hes dropped! i know he will get plenty of runs back in domestic....but still think its bit harsh after the maturity he was showin in some of his last matches but they shld select him for india tour for finch i cant say he will succed in odis or not!

  • Shaggy076 on September 1, 2013, 11:49 GMT

    Coldcoffee23, How many chances do you give him to hurt you think he has only one score over 50 in the last 24 months. Areyoufortrealnick, checkbthe stats before your inaccurate comments his test statistics up to early this year is way better than his one day stats. ManthesP, Marlon17 - In the last summer in Aus Hughes scored 2 tons and an 80 in only 12 onevday innings how is that poor form. He is a walk up start in the team on that form.

  • LALITHKURUWITA on September 1, 2013, 11:48 GMT

    1% extra is not enough by wearing that particular socks is not enough to retain his place. However it could be a good decision and giving all players a signal that if you do not score or take wickets you are out.

  • D-Train on September 1, 2013, 11:46 GMT

    Warner's form and record in ODI's hasn't been great. I would understand him being dropped from the playing XI. But to not even have him in the squad is a bit far. He's a much better option than Shaun Marsh.

  • cnksnk on September 1, 2013, 11:45 GMT

    Not sure why these fast bowlers break down every 2 matches. I dont remember Kapil Dev ever missing a test match for want of fitness and he bowled more overs on flat tracks. Also other fast bowlers of that era seldom broke down,, Andy Roberts, Mick Holding, Imran, Botham, etc. So what is it that these new gen bowlers are doing or not doing that the break down after every 2 test matches and a max of around 60 overs... IN addition Starrc was actually cribbing that he did not get a consistently long run to prove himself. After playing alternate tests he breaks down. Should some one not analyse what is happenning and may be hold the coach, physio accountable

  • HUJ_MA on September 1, 2013, 11:44 GMT

    I can't believe that i can't understand that why australian management making such false mistake like pakistani management why let me ask why why warner a player who loves this game who cares about team performance why why not i am really disappoint of it

  • on September 1, 2013, 11:40 GMT

    Form shouldn't be the criteria for the selection,on the given day if your luck is with Warner then he can be destructive in any format.

  • on September 1, 2013, 11:40 GMT

    Absolutely bewildering decision. I reckon he'll be back in the team that plays in India, better bat than Marsh or Finch an by some distance too.

  • on September 1, 2013, 11:38 GMT

    @ManThes_P : hughes is selected because of his performance in ODI's this year... he has been great excpt for the champions trophy. Even warner hasnt done anything extraordinary this year in tests and t20. But he was selected for both. isnt it??

  • Barnesy4444 on September 1, 2013, 11:34 GMT

    Shaun Marsh out, Warner in. Hughes and Watson open, Warner at 3. Hughes should open in both tests and ODI, he scored two ODI centuries last Australian summer. Warner should bat at 6 in tests.

  • Jayzuz on September 1, 2013, 11:31 GMT

    What!? Lack of recent ODI form? But nobody has played any ODIs recently! One of the most bizarre decisions in recent selection history. Didn't he just top score in the T-20 game? Or was he dropped for poor test form? To suggest that Warner isn't one of the best ODI players in Aus is madness.

  • mikkkk on September 1, 2013, 11:26 GMT

    This is staggering and cements the Aussies reputation for scrambled thinking, as they have demonstrated throughout this tour (and even before that). You play a shortform slogger in your "Test" side because you think he is your "future", but then you drop him from the very form of the game where he supposedly excels. Form can't be the reason because he is rarely "in" form. The whole point of playing Warner is that when he does come off he'll get a big score quickly not because of his consistency.

  • hycIass on September 1, 2013, 11:22 GMT

    For those stating that Hughes should ahve been dropped, i agree he should be dropped from the test side but this is a different format, also someone will point out that he is close mates with clarke, that's true but so is Warner so that logic doesn't hold.

  • haha102 on September 1, 2013, 11:21 GMT

    Dropping Warner is a ridiculous decision. He is in reasonable form in tests and T20, does that not count for anything? Or do we completely segregate batsmens performances based on format these days? If we do then how does Finch make the ODI squad? A side note, Voges should play test cricket and should be an automatic selection for the ODI team. Look at his record. I will continue to vocalise on this matter until he is granted a game in the baggy green.

  • hycIass on September 1, 2013, 11:20 GMT

    @Amithashok well said mate, those 2 are my pick of the batsman in early shield form as well, should be a good start to our shield season.

  • coldcoffee123 on September 1, 2013, 11:10 GMT

    Worst decision ever. ODI's is where Warner can really hurt you. The reason being, unlike in T20s, he does not need to go after every ball. He can pick his balls, and bat for really really long. And the longer he stays, more likely the score will cross 320+. Moreover, the guy needs to spend as much time playing cricket as possible, to keep his mind focused on the game, rather than sit out and be thinking about twitter feeds, sports columns, which bar to go to etc... Plus, he has shown great team spirit and discipline since the Root incident. He was just about to get back to normal life and start enjoying his cricket and score some runs. Being dropped for all his efforts, shame.

  • on September 1, 2013, 11:02 GMT

    Crazy....I was there yesterday and saw his T20 innings. I think he is the future of Aus cricket. It is also what he brings to a team; his purpose, the fact that he makes things happen etc. I also loved how he coped with the Geordie banter - he rode it, played up to it and won the crowd over. He is great; and this is from a Pommie.

  • HawK89 on September 1, 2013, 10:56 GMT

    Main reason was to have Aaron Finch playing and to build a new looking ODI squad. Don't know why Clarke is playing. He has to bat no.3 or hes wasting his time. Warner is better off finding form in state cricket then making runs for AU during the lead up for the next Ashes series. Lehmann planning ahead, instead of wasting time trying to find form during the ODI's while there are enough batsmen to take that spot.

  • on September 1, 2013, 10:56 GMT

    I think this is a very bad decision. Warner is truly a class, a player that can take you over the rope. If English bowlers are scared of an Aussie batsman apart from Watson, it is Warner. A wrong decision yet again Aussies.

  • R_U_4_REAL_NICK on September 1, 2013, 10:50 GMT

    Well aren't Australian's just baffling! Short-format specialist Switch-Hit-and-Out-Warner in poor form, but they select and keep him for the tests which are the most important; then they boot him out of the ODI's where he should have played instead of the tests despite showing what he can do in the last T20. Let me guess: he's being "rested" and/or "coached/trained" for the upcoming Ashes series down under because selectors want him in tests where he doesn't belong?

  • Shaggy076 on September 1, 2013, 10:49 GMT

    Obvious choice really if you look at recent one-day form of Hughes, Finch, Watson and Marsh is better and they are the top order players. Bailey and Voges were in great form in Australia so I can easiluy understand why Warner is not required.

  • siltbreeze on September 1, 2013, 10:40 GMT

    Seriously? The guy has played one ODI since January and you're citing lack of recent form in the ODI format?! Finch averages 15 from 7 ODIs - where's his recent form in the format? Despite Finch's exploits the other day, I know who England would rather bowl to. Australia's thinking is so muddled at the moment - as Westmorlandia says, very reminiscent of England in the 90s.

  • Cricfever_PM on September 1, 2013, 10:39 GMT

    Warner Dropped for lack of ODI form.. But what Pihl Hughes doing there despite having poor form in all format!!! Warner made 52 against Eng in last T20 despite that he dropped!!! Aus Making some serious decision but i feel Warner could have be in squad!!

  • skilebow on September 1, 2013, 10:36 GMT

    His form may not be great but as an English supporter I am very pleased he will not be playing us. Warner has the talent to really hurt the opposition, especially in the shorter forms of the game.

  • marlon17 on September 1, 2013, 10:35 GMT

    How come Hughes in Warner out..?? This is my ODI 11 : Warner Watson, Marsh, Clark, Bailey, Voges/Maxwell. Wade, Johnson, Mckay, Fwad, Faulkner / Coulter-Nile

  • Westmorlandia on September 1, 2013, 10:22 GMT

    I think this is an odd decision. By those numbers above he averages 20.67 in ODIs this year, which is below par but is always going to happen sometimes when you're only looking at 4 games, just because of how statistics work with small sample sizes!

    The question isn't whether he's got runs in ODIs this year. It's whether he's more likely than his replacement to get runs in the next one. If the Aussies have some better batters than Warner somewhere, they should stop hiding them. Warner is one of the few class players they have.

    All this chopping and changing and overreacting to one or two games is exactly what they are trying to stop, isn't it? It's been said before for the tests, but this is all very England-in-the-90s.

  • imprashant on September 1, 2013, 10:21 GMT

    This team selection shows, very inexperience and even poor bench strength of Australian Cricket in all three format of the game.

  • mike.iz on September 1, 2013, 10:20 GMT

    Well kick a man while he is down...He should have been in the team he was coming in to some kind of form during the the t20I. Watson with new technique, Finch unproven ,Marsh coming back Hughes good record but he is Hughes you never know what issue in his batting is around the corner. I would have kept Warner even just in the squad. Warner is what Australia cricket is all about aggressive on & off the field pure entertainer. Gonna be a big miss for the series.Anyways good luck for Warner hope he finds form and makes his way back ASAP Australia needs him. This is going to be a good series Australia at full strength looking to win something & England looking strong in al formats.Cat wait for the series to start.

  • fahad_pakistani on September 1, 2013, 10:18 GMT

    Why all these Australian bowlers getting injuries after a few matches! McGrath never had these frequent injuries. I think these modern bowlers spend too much time pumping weights in the gym. Go out and exercise in open air parks!

  • on September 1, 2013, 10:11 GMT

    form is temporary as the old saying goes, so dropping DW seems an odd decision especially after a great knock in yesterday's T20......hope to see him back in the aussie line-up this winter to face us again. I might be the exception to the rule over here in England but I like Warner, he's got that fiesty 'up and at them' approach that australia desperately need if they are to become a force in world cricket again in the forseeable future

  • on September 1, 2013, 9:57 GMT

    Perhaps picking 5 pure bowlers is best option with Maxwell and Watson outside of the 5, that way if one of the bowlers has an off night you have 2-3 allrounders to help him out. Thinking marsh to open in odi and tell him to bat through about 80sr and accelerate once he's got 50 or so, opening with either Hughes or finch. Marsh finch Hughes Watson voges Maxwell wade Faulkner mj McKay Ahmed actually Watson finch and Maxwell act as fifth bowler, pick this team and they can select amongst themselves who they want as captain.

  • Amith_S on September 1, 2013, 9:57 GMT

    Boof is proving to be a good coach, Cowan, Hughes and Khawaja were not picked in the Oval test and now Warner gets dropped from the ODI team. All this to show the young players that they need to score in domestic cricket to get back in and that's a good thing. What we will see in the early shield and Ryobi games is the likes of Warner and Khawaja scoring big and winnign their spots back with runs behind them which is what they need to score big once they get back in the top team.

  • CheerforUnderdogs on September 1, 2013, 9:43 GMT

    Finch, Watson, S Marsh, Clarke, Bailey, Maxwell, Wade, Faulkner, Johnson, McKay, Ahmed

  • Mitty2 on September 1, 2013, 9:40 GMT

    As it should be. Good decision. I can't remember the last time Warner made a notable contribution in an ODI, and all I certainly can remember is his frequent low scores. His last century was against Sri Lanka in march 2012, and since then he's made only a few half centuries.

    Unlucky for Starc, he was actually building up some rhythm at the Oval - bowling just under the 90m/h mark but also with control. His pace was lacking in the tests, and he had no rhythm in the Champions Trophy so feel for him that he's finally bowling well.

    Have to think of all the quicks with back injuries right now - Copeland returned from Northants with one, Cutting, Patto, Bird, Cummings and now Starc all have back injuries currently. How come I don't hear about it with other countries anywhere near as much. There's surely a systemic problem.

  • BRUTALANALYST on September 1, 2013, 9:26 GMT

    This is more disappointing than the England players that are rested for me, Warner looked great in yesterdays T20 disappointing not to be seeing him in this series I'm sure the BarmyArmy feels the same way.

  • on September 1, 2013, 9:03 GMT

    Cameron White, David Hussey, Brad Haddin & Steve 'O' keefe should be in the team.

  • on September 1, 2013, 9:03 GMT

    Cameron White, David Hussey, Brad Haddin & Steve 'O' keefe should be in the team.

  • BRUTALANALYST on September 1, 2013, 9:26 GMT

    This is more disappointing than the England players that are rested for me, Warner looked great in yesterdays T20 disappointing not to be seeing him in this series I'm sure the BarmyArmy feels the same way.

  • Mitty2 on September 1, 2013, 9:40 GMT

    As it should be. Good decision. I can't remember the last time Warner made a notable contribution in an ODI, and all I certainly can remember is his frequent low scores. His last century was against Sri Lanka in march 2012, and since then he's made only a few half centuries.

    Unlucky for Starc, he was actually building up some rhythm at the Oval - bowling just under the 90m/h mark but also with control. His pace was lacking in the tests, and he had no rhythm in the Champions Trophy so feel for him that he's finally bowling well.

    Have to think of all the quicks with back injuries right now - Copeland returned from Northants with one, Cutting, Patto, Bird, Cummings and now Starc all have back injuries currently. How come I don't hear about it with other countries anywhere near as much. There's surely a systemic problem.

  • CheerforUnderdogs on September 1, 2013, 9:43 GMT

    Finch, Watson, S Marsh, Clarke, Bailey, Maxwell, Wade, Faulkner, Johnson, McKay, Ahmed

  • Amith_S on September 1, 2013, 9:57 GMT

    Boof is proving to be a good coach, Cowan, Hughes and Khawaja were not picked in the Oval test and now Warner gets dropped from the ODI team. All this to show the young players that they need to score in domestic cricket to get back in and that's a good thing. What we will see in the early shield and Ryobi games is the likes of Warner and Khawaja scoring big and winnign their spots back with runs behind them which is what they need to score big once they get back in the top team.

  • on September 1, 2013, 9:57 GMT

    Perhaps picking 5 pure bowlers is best option with Maxwell and Watson outside of the 5, that way if one of the bowlers has an off night you have 2-3 allrounders to help him out. Thinking marsh to open in odi and tell him to bat through about 80sr and accelerate once he's got 50 or so, opening with either Hughes or finch. Marsh finch Hughes Watson voges Maxwell wade Faulkner mj McKay Ahmed actually Watson finch and Maxwell act as fifth bowler, pick this team and they can select amongst themselves who they want as captain.

  • on September 1, 2013, 10:11 GMT

    form is temporary as the old saying goes, so dropping DW seems an odd decision especially after a great knock in yesterday's T20......hope to see him back in the aussie line-up this winter to face us again. I might be the exception to the rule over here in England but I like Warner, he's got that fiesty 'up and at them' approach that australia desperately need if they are to become a force in world cricket again in the forseeable future

  • fahad_pakistani on September 1, 2013, 10:18 GMT

    Why all these Australian bowlers getting injuries after a few matches! McGrath never had these frequent injuries. I think these modern bowlers spend too much time pumping weights in the gym. Go out and exercise in open air parks!

  • mike.iz on September 1, 2013, 10:20 GMT

    Well kick a man while he is down...He should have been in the team he was coming in to some kind of form during the the t20I. Watson with new technique, Finch unproven ,Marsh coming back Hughes good record but he is Hughes you never know what issue in his batting is around the corner. I would have kept Warner even just in the squad. Warner is what Australia cricket is all about aggressive on & off the field pure entertainer. Gonna be a big miss for the series.Anyways good luck for Warner hope he finds form and makes his way back ASAP Australia needs him. This is going to be a good series Australia at full strength looking to win something & England looking strong in al formats.Cat wait for the series to start.

  • imprashant on September 1, 2013, 10:21 GMT

    This team selection shows, very inexperience and even poor bench strength of Australian Cricket in all three format of the game.