Sydney: Australia opening batsman David Warner has said he is not worried about his dip in form since his magnificent century against India in Perth last summer, and added that all that matters right now is the team winning Test matches.
Since blazing a hundred in a session against the hapless Indians in January on his way to a brilliant 180 that swept Australia to a series victory, Warner has struggled for form in the three-Test series against the West Indies and failed again with the bat in the first Test against South Africa.
The exciting opening batsman`s dismissal to Dale Steyn for just four added to his scores of eight, 28, 42, 22, 29, 17, 50 and 11 since that 180 as his Test average slipped below 40.
“I don`t think so at all,” the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Warner, as saying when asked if he felt under pressure heading into the second Test against South Africa next week in Adelaide.
“As long as we are winning games and we are on the way to becoming No.1 ... as long as we are winning games, that`s all that counts. I`m feeling good - I`m nice and refreshed. I`m ready to go again,” he added.
“I`ve been sitting in the change room for a long time watching the other guys score a lot of runs and I`m ready to get back out there myself,” he said.
Warner added: “I`ll be hitting a lot of balls this week and I will prepare as well as I can prepare. Nothing changes for me - it`s a simple game plan ... all guns blazing if I can.”