Hussey impressed with Warner turn-around

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Former Australia batsman Michael Hussey has been delighted by the way David Warner has turned his year around, from being labelled a joke after his Joe Root altercation to becoming the current Ashes' leading scorer.

Former Australia batsman Michael Hussey has been delighted by the way David Warner has turned his year around, from being labelled a joke after his Joe Root altercation to becoming the current Ashes' leading scorer.

Warner had a dire first half of the year, going through bad form on the field and then repeatedly getting into trouble off it, resulting in his being dropped for the first two Ashes Tests in England.

He then returned to the side and in recent months has batted with great discipline, and now averages over 91 in the current Ashes in Australia, with a century and a fifty in the third Test alone.

Hussey said: "You love to see someone come back when they've been down and when they've been kicked while they were down. He always had the talent and the ability but you've still got to do the business.

"The way he's bounced back from that I think he's proved a lot of people wrong – which is very good for him."

Hussey, who retired earlier this year, said he was impressed with the way Warner had turned not only his slump around, but also how he'd changed his technique from a big-hitting smasher to a proper Test opener.

Mr Cricket added of Warner's repeated good scores: "What I've liked about it is how consistent he's been. It's not just been the usual one-off amazing David Warner performance.

"He's done it in every single one of the Test matches and really set the tone for the Australian team in the Test which is really important."

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