Former Australian captain Mark Taylor believes that despite David Warner’s recent struggles in red-ball cricket, Australia will pick him for the World Test Championship final against India in June and the Ashes series in England. Warner scored 228 runs across five matches in the Indian Premier League while playing for Delhi Capitals, but his team is still winless.
Taylor feels that Australia’s selectors will stick with Warner, despite his poor form, and pair him with Usman Khawaja for the WTC final. However, he would like to see a right/left-hand combination in the future to ask more questions of opposition bowling attacks. Cameron Bancroft, who had a good Australian domestic summer, may step up if a change is made.
Taylor thinks that Marcus Harris too has put his name forward for selection off the back of consistent runs across domestic cricket in Australia and in the UK. However, Bancroft and Matt Renshaw are better in other facets, mainly in the field. Fielding is going to be crucial in the upcoming series, and Taylor thinks that it will go against someone like Harris, whose fielding is not great.