The Ashes: Allan Border flays decision to send David Warner to Africa

Dropped from the first Ashes Test on disciplinary grounds, Warner will be playing for Australia A. Border feels the left-handed opener should have remained in England and trained in the nets.

updated: July 16, 2013 11:40 IST
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Former Australian skipper Allan Border feels that instead of being shipped to Zimbabwe and South Africa as part of Australia A team, David Warner should have been allowed to train in the nets and earn an Ashes spot.

The explosive opener was dropped on disciplinary grounds from the opening Ashes Test which Australia lost at Nottingham by 14 runs. Warner was involved in an unfortunate bar-room incident where he was accused of punching England's Joe Root after losing a Champions Trophy match at Birmingham. (Also read: Warner 'gutted' by any role in Arthur's axing)

While his off-field antics have been severely criticized, Border says he can't understand why Warner's search for form on the field should take him to Africa.

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