The Ashes: David Warner not a certainty for third Test, says Darren Lehmann

Warner is on his way to rejoin Australia's Ashes squad after scoring 193 and 33 for Australia A in a four-day match against South Africa A.

updated: July 29, 2013 18:47 IST
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David Warner is reportedly on his way to rejoin Australia's Ashes squad ahead of the third Test that starts in Old Trafford on Thursday (August 1), but even though he's coming off some good form for Australia A, he won't be assured of a place in the batting line-up.

Warner was sent to join the Australia A team on their Africa tour before the first Test to gain batting practice, and hit 193 and 33 against South Africa A in a four-day game in Pretoria, but Darren Lehmann, the Australia coach, said that wouldn't guarantee a place in the playing XI.

"He's not a certainty, no," Lehmann was quoted as saying by Fox Sports. "He got 193 and played well, did exactly what we wanted him to do. We want blokes to make hundreds and he's ticked that box."

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