All The Stats That Show Just How Awful Dave Warner's Ashes Were
We all know he had a shocker. But just how bad was this Ashes series for Dave Warner?
Very bad. In fact, it was unprecedentedly bad.
For example, Warner scored the least runs of any opener to bat all 10 innings in an Ashes. And he managed that by a long way too.
His series average? You don't want to know.
Yes, his average of 9.5 was lower than that of England spinner Jack Leach. And remember, Leach was his side's number 10 or 11 batsman, who only played the last three Tests.
Here's is a list of Warner's 10 Ashes innings. Never before had anyone in Test cricket ever made eight single-figure scores in a series. They have now.
Warner fell to Stuart Broad seven times this series, equalling a record. Ugh.
This was an awful series for anyone who opened the batting for Australia. The highest opening stand was a paltry 18 runs. The other two Aussie openers -- Cameron Bancroft and Marcus Harris -- averaged 11.0 and 9.7 respectively in their stints this series.
Davey had to fail spectacularly to do worse than them. He accomplished this.
Warner's overall career average slipped from 48 to 45 this series. In England, in 13 Tests across three Ashes series, he averages 26 and has still never scored a century there.
There was one good piece of news for Davey. When Aussie paceman Josh Hazlewood made a duck in Australia's second innings overnight, he finished with a series batting average of 9.0.
That meant Davey beat him with his 9.5. Yes, he officially wasn't the worst on the team. Mind you, he didn't take the 20 wickets Hazlewood did.
Word around cricket circles is that Warner will be picked for the first Test of the home summer against Pakistan at The Gabba in November. But if he fails in that match, the selectors' axe will without question be hovering above his head.