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David Warner says hes still got plenty to offer Australian cricket team

David Warner might be closer to 40 than 30, but he said he’s far from done at international level.

Speaking after Australia’s crushing Boxing Day Test win, the 35-year-old said he still had plenty left in the tank – and gave thanks to one of his opponents for providing inspiration.

“I think James Anderson sets the benchmark for older guys these days, so we look up to him,” he said.

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Warner had a very fruitful four innings in The Ashes so far, making 240 runs at an average of 60 – including two digs where he was dismissed in the 90s.

“For me it’s about going out there to keep performing to the best of my ability, putting runs on the board,” Warner said.

“The first two Tests I actually looked like a proper batter. I had to knuckle down and respect their bowling, respect the line and the lengths they were bowling.”

For probably the first time in his career, Warner came into the T20 World Cup and Ashes with plenty of people publicly questioning his spot in the team, on the back of a very disappointing IPL campaign. But he more than proved them wrong.

“I feel in good touch. As I said, I was out of runs, not out of form,” he said.

“Hopefully I can put some more numbers on the board heading into this new year.”

Despite a glittering career, Warner said he’s still got a couple of goals to tick off going forward.

“I still haven’t beaten India in India, that would be nice to do,” he said.

“And England away, we had a drawn series [in 2019]. But if I was to get that opportunity (in 2023) I might think about going back.”

It would be quite the feat – Australia last won a series in England outright way back in 2001.

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