The Ashes: David Warner may be back as opener for fourth Test

Shane Watson's failure to score a fifty in the first three Tests forces Australian team management a rethink on who will partner Chris Rogers at Chester-Le-Street.

updated: August 06, 2013 18:41 IST
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David Warner may be back as Australia's opening batsman for the fourth Ashes Test at Chester-Le-Street from August 9 (Friday). This means Shane Watson, who has failed to score a fifty in the first three Tests as an opening bat, will bat in the lower order. (Read: Michael Clarke's 24th ton rockets him to world No.2)

The decision to make Watson open in the Ashes was taken by new coach Darren Lehmann. But there is a rethink in the Australian camp as the visitors seek to win the next two Tests and at least square the series that England lead 2-0. (Also read: Allan Border says Australia looking dangerous again)

"We may do, yeah, but at the end of the day, it's the selectors getting together and making that decision," Lehmann said. "We always consult the captain about what he considers is the best batting order as well, so for us we'll make that decision once we see the wicket in Durham."

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