Michael Clarke backs David Warner to bounce back

Clarke, who returned to Sydney late Wednesday, emphasised the left-hander remained a vital part of the Australian set-up across all three formats despite his problems.

updated: September 19, 2013 13:02 IST
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Sydney: Australia captain Michael Clarke has backed dynamic but troubled batsman David Warner to bounce back from his disappointing tour of England, saying he remains a big part of the team.

Warner missed the first two Tests of the Ashes after being suspended in the run-up to the series for punching England's Joe Root in a Birmingham bar following Australia's Champions Trophy defeat to their arch-rivals.

He was then dropped for the one-day matches against England and returned home early to Australia.

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