'I won't': David Warner's brutal England dig amid Championship hopes

Riley Morgan
·Sports Reporter
·2-min read
David Warner (pictured) smiling after Woakes' delivery.
David Warner (pictured) said he won't be supporting England to help Australia earn a place in the Test Championship final. (Getty Images)

Aussie opener David Warner said he won't be cheering on England against India in their final Test series clash, despite Australia needing the old enemy to win for a spot in the Test Championship.

Warner has been healing from a groin injury, which he admitted was aggravated when he returned too soon against India during the Test series loss.

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India's stunning upset victory in Australia, and Australia's cancelled tour of South Africa, has left the Aussies lingering just outside the final spot in the ICC Test Championship rankings.

But a spot in the final is in the balance.

Only an England victory, the visitors are trailing 2-1 to India, in the final Test of the series would see Australia leapfrog India and into the final.

However, Warner said he can't see himself barracking for England even if a spot in the ICC Championship final is on the line.

"No, I won't be barracking for England," Warner said.

"It'd be ideal for us to make the world Test championship final. If that happens, it's a great result for us."

Warner regrets rushing back after injury

The opener has been resting from New South Wales' opening Sheffield Shield matches after a groin injury in the summer.

Warner returned sooner than expected in the Third Test against India, but was clearly still hampered by the groin tear he suffered during the T20 series.

But the veteran declared on Wednesday it was his call to rush back for the third and fourth Tests, noting he did what he felt was best for the team.

"It put me back a little bit," Warner said.

"Looking back in hindsight, I probably wouldn't have done that.

"If I'm thinking about myself and the injury, I probably would have said no.

"I've had this time to heal and obviously with South Africa being called off, it gave me a bit more time to get that strength work done."

with AAP

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