Warner craves Boxing Day
Australia batsman David Warner believes he is in career-best form and is looking to continue his hot streak during the Boxing Day Test.PT2M2S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-2zvxn 620 349 December 24, 2013
In-form David Warner says the Australian batsmen are on the way to matching their bowlers as the best in the world.
Ahead of the Boxing Day Ashes Test against England at the MCG, Australian bowling coach Craig McDermott praised his attack as the best in Test cricket and Warner feels the batsmen are in line for the same title.
"We are well on our way," Warner said on Tuesday.
David Warner is watched by Michael Clarke and Chris Rogers at training. Photo: Getty Images
"We've been gelling well together and working hard together in the nets.
"We're playing good cricket at the moment."
Warner is leading the charge and says he's on a roll like never before.
The swash-buckling opener has scored two centuries and two half-centuries in three Tests against England this summer in a remarkable turn of fortunes after he was dropped from the side in July.
"I don't need much for Christmas apart from coming out here and scoring runs for the team and having a Boxing Day victory to go 4-0," Warner said.
Warner put his red-hot streak down to hard work and keeping a level head.
"I know sometimes I can get too far ahead of myself but I've got to keep my feet on the ground and keep working as hard as I can," the dashing opener said.
"It's good to be on a high; I've never been on a roll like this before but I've got to work out the best way to keep scoring runs."
While the England camp have been rattled by the shock mid-tour departure of veteran spinner Graeme Swann, Warner said it wouldn't change the Australian approach.
"What's happened with Swanny and the English team is their business and we don't care what happens," he said.
"We need to really drive it into England.
"We are here to play our brand of cricket and that's why we're up 3-0 at the moment."