Australian opener David Warner had a sensational 2019 IPL followed by an equally good Cricket World Cup campaign. But, he has failed to make a smooth transition to Test cricket and has continued his poor track record on the English soil.
He added an unwanted record to his name during Australia’s first innings in the ongoing Oval Test when he got out for 5 runs off 8 balls to become Jofra Archer’s first of six scalps on the second day of the final Test.
Notably, this was Warner’s eighth single-digit score in the ongoing Ashes series. With this, he has become the first batsman to achieve this unwanted feat (most single-digit-scores) in Ashes cricket.
Warner has scored 84 runs in nine innings at an average of 9.33 and if it was not for 61 in the Headingley Test, his numbers would have been even poorer. Interestingly, Steve Smith has hit more fours (88) than Warner’s run-tally in the series.