The Ashes: Australia mull David Warner recall to stoke revival

Warner's return may mean Chris Rogers will have to make way but the batsman is not ready to give up just yet. Says his motto remains to fight as hard as he can in the Ashes.

updated: July 31, 2013 08:14 IST
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Manchester: Australia are pondering whether to recall controversial batsman David Warner for their must-win third Ashes Test against England at Old Trafford starting on Thursday.

Top-order batting has long been Australia's Achilles heel and so it proved in a crushing 347-run second Test defeat at Lord's, where the tourists were skittled out for just 128 in their first innings. ( Match scorecard )

England lead the five-match series 2-0 and Australia need to win in Manchester if their hopes of regaining the Ashes are not to be extinguished -- a drawn series would see holders England retain the urn.

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