Justin Langer backs 'match-winner' David Warner to help Australia win Ashes series at Oval

Ashes 2019: David Warner has managed just 79 runs from 8 innings in the Ashes series with a lone double-digit score
Justin Langer backs 'match-winner' David Warner to help Australia win Ashes series at OvalJustin Langer backs 'match-winner' David Warner to help Australia win Ashes series at Oval
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Australia head coach Justin Langer has backed out-of-form opener David Warner to come good in the final Ashes Test which begins at The Oval tomorrow. After scoring heavily in the ICC World Cup, David Warner has scored just 79 runs at an average of 9.87 from eight innings. He has also had issues tackling Stuart Broad and has failed to score a single run from his last three innings.

Langer said, "Davey hasn't had a great series, there are no secrets about that. But he's also a world-class player and I've said throughout the whole series, if Davey has one good innings it'll help us win the Ashes. He probably hasn't been through this lean run before, so it’s going to be a good test of his character."

"But he's a match-winner and he's been brilliant around the group since he's been back."

However, Langer termed Warner a 'match-winner' and he said that he is looking forward to see him bat at The Oval.

"He's been great, good for the crowds, good amongst the group. He hasn't got the runs he wants at the moment but jeez I'm looking forward to seeing it when he does, and there's no better place in the world to bat than The Oval."

Australia have managed to retain the Ashes after a 185 run victory in the fourth Test at Old Trafford, Manchester. They currently have a 2-1 lead with a game to be played at The Oval. If they manage to win the final Test, Tim Paine and his men would be the first Australian side to win an Ashes series at England after 2001.   

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