Ashes 2019: Langer expects David Warner to come good at Lord's

David Warner scored only 10 runs in both innings combined in the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston.

David Warner fell cheaply in both innings on his Test comeback at Edgbaston.   -  GETTY IMAGES

Australia head coach Justin Langer believes opener David Warner, who failed with the bat in both the innings of the first Ashes Test, will come good in the second Test at Lord's.

Warner, who returned to the Test side after serving his one-year ban for involvement in the ball-tampering scandal, scored a total of 10 runs in the Edgbaston Test which Australia won by 251 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.

On the other hand, Steve Smith scored twin centuries which proved to be the difference between the sides.

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“I like it when great players miss out,” quoted Langer as saying when asked about Warner’s output at Edgbaston.

“It means statistically they’ll probably get some pretty soon, so hopefully it’s this Test.

“They’re great players for a reason and he’s got that look in his eye,” Langer added.

Both Warner and Smith were given a few days off after the first Test, travelling in a car together from Birmingham to London while they did not feature in the tour game in Worcester.

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