Australian opener David Warner has said that although he is not 100% fit, he will be doing anything he can to play until the selectors give him the green light. Ahead of the third Test in Sydney, David Warner has rejoined the Australian squad for training. The squad is currently in Melbourne and is yet to leave for Sydney. While speaking to the press, Warner highlighted that he hasn't trained for the last couple of days but after training, he'll get a better idea of where he stands in terms of fitness. Read more – I live by the sword and die by the sword: David Warner speaks ahead of third Test
"We all had lot of training sessions today and tomorrow so I can’t give you anymore indication where I’m at. I haven’t trained last couple of days but after today and tomorrow give me a better indication of where I am," Warner said when asked whether he'll be fast tracked into the side. "Am I gonna be 100%? Highly doubtful, but I’ll be doing everything I can to play and to let the selectors give me green light," he added.
Warner was also asked who will make the final call, whether the head coach or the physio after assessing him. Warner replied, "I think it’s about being smart on this occasion. If I feel like I can do my duties whether it’s standing in the slips cordon, take catches to my right or left, not be hindrance there in that aspect as well with the field. That’s what will determine whether I do play or not."
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"I know I can manage the running between the wickets, I can manage the shot making. It’s just whether I have the capacity of catching the balls left and right of myself even with Gaza (Lyon) bowling."
"I’m going to be agile enough to make sure I’m taking those chances because if I’m not, I don’t want to drop the chances and not giving our team the best chance," Warner added.
David Warner is known for his aggressive batting approach and he has stayed the same throughout the years. However, after the injury he sustained last year in the ODI series in India, it remains doubtful whether he'll be able to play freely and use all the shots from his book.
"Batting in the nets the other day actually helped me because I had to wait for the ball to be in my actual area, I didn’t had to throw my hands at it, so it’ll actually make me play nice and tight. I think when you get into the game, adrenaline takes over as well so you don’t cast any doubt over the fact that you can’t play those shots," Warner said when he was asked whether he'll limit playing some shots.
"For me, it’s about my speed between the wickets that’s all that matters. It doesn’t matter what shots I can and can’t play," Warner added.