David Warner surprised at being good enough for Oz team

Kandy: Australian batsman David Warner, who has been called into the Test squad to fill-in for Ricky Ponting, is not convinced that New South Wales (NSW) selectors view him as highly as their national counterparts do.

Warner’s consistency has taken him to the fringe of the Test side, but he has played for NSW just seven times since his first-class debut in March 2009.

The 24-year-old is likely to miss the start of NSW’s Sheffield Shield season, which clashes with the Twenty20 leg of Australia’s tour of South Africa.

“I know we’ve got two Twenty20s in South Australia that if I get picked for that I’ll miss the first Shield game,” Warner told a leading daily.

“I’ve just got to keep scoring runs in any form that I’m playing, and showing that I’m in form. If they think I’ve done enough at the end of last season and they take the form I had into consideration that I had with Australia A as well, it’s up to them,” he added.


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