Hard for David Warner to retain Test spot: Michael Clarke

Following an incident during the ongoing Champions Trophy, Warner has been suspended from the tournament and Australia's two warm-up matches leading up to the Ashes.

updated: June 17, 2013 08:36 IST
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Sydney: Captain Michael Clarke says it will be difficult for errant batsman David Warner to hold his place in the Australian side for next month's first Ashes Test after his bar room punch-up with England's Joe Root.

Writing in Sydney's Daily Telegraph on Monday, he said Warner's actions were an unwelcome distraction at the beginning of a four-and-a-half month tour of England and he must work hard to win back the trust of his teammates and Australian fans.

The explosive opener was fined Aus$11,500 ($11,000) and suspended until the start of the Ashes series by Cricket Australia last Thursday for the incident during the ongoing Champions Trophy.

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