‘Exactly what we want’: Coach boosted by Warner’s WTC effort, says Moeen selection is a ‘challenge’ for Poms

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 07: David Warner of Australia edges and is caught by KS Bharat of India off the bowling of Sharldul Thakur of India during day one of the ICC World Test Championship Final between Australia and India at The Oval on June 07, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Andrew McDonald is confident David Warner has shown the right signs ahead of the Ashes, as the opener prepares for the biggest Test of his career.

Warner’s last Ashes series in England attracted headlines for all the wrong reasons, dismissed by Stuart Broad seven times and left to average 9.5.

Any repeat of that would likely scupper Warner’s plans for a Sydney retirement next January, and leave him in serious danger of not surviving the England series.

Warner has been adamant 2019 is now largely irrelevant, given he will adopt a different approach to his batting after being too defensive four years ago.

The left-hander made a hard-fought 43 in the first innings of the World Test Championship final win over India, before being caught behind for one in his next innings.

It came as Australia’s issues at the top of the order in England continued, with Usman Khawaja scoring 0 and 13.

But McDonald is confident the pair got enough out of the match ahead of Friday’s first Test against England at Edgbaston.

“I thought Davey move

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