David Warner hopes to turn things around despite lean run

David Warner hopes to turn things around despite lean run

Warner, who has scores of 38, 10, 33, 17, 19 and 14 in the series so far, did not look much anxious about the lack of runs.

Out of the 18 Test centuries which Warner has scored, 14 have come at home and three in South Africa.

The explosive left-handed batsman averages in mid 30s in India, Sri Lanka, West Indies and New Zealand.

Warner headed to the subcontinent in outstanding form, having scored his first Test century for nearly a year against Pakistan in the Boxing Day Test and followed that up with another hundred at the SCG. Everyone in world cricket, greats and legends of the game have had stints overseas or at home (where) they've had some form slumps. "That will come, it will turn around".

"Everything I was doing at training was spot on and in the normal way I go about it".

Warner said there was nothing wrong with him as he was striking the ball quite well.

"That's where, in the back of your mind, you've got to keep telling yourself you've done the hard yards, you just don't lose it overnight", Warner said looking back to scoring his MCG century versus Pakistan. "There were tough periods where I kept on thinking to myself 'am I actually doing the work at training?' I sort of second guessed myself. I've just got to go out and keep backing myself and, when I'm out there, adapt to the conditions and then keep backing myself to try and keep putting the runs on the board".

While his partnership with Renshaw has yielded a few fifty partnerships Warner conceded that they really need to be putting on bigger stands.

The four-match series between India and Australia is tied 1-1 after the drawn Test in Ranchi, with the final match starting in Dharamsala on March 25. "For the team's sake we need to get off to a good start", he said.

A notable aspect of Australia's top-order performance during this series has been that Renshaw, aged 20 and playing in his first Test series outside Australia, has scored more runs and faced more balls than any Australian besides Steven Smith. "As a partnership, me and Renners have been getting off to an okay start. We've seen the Indians do it before, batting big and (making) partnerships of 200".

Glenn Maxwell, who is known as a marauder in the shortest format and the limited overs game has recently got a ton against India in challenging conditions.

In an exclusive interview, David Warner said, "For Maxi it's about just doing the basics right". He's got the brains as well, for a 20-year-old kid.

"To come out here and fight like he did and bat time, it should say to him he can play this format", he said.

Brydon Coverdale is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo.