Warner over dizzy spells

2012-01-18 10:31
David Warner (AP)

Sydney - David Warner says he should be fit for the fourth Test against India after suffering dizzy spells following a hit to the head during his stunning 180 in Australia's thrashing of the tourists in Perth.

The explosive opener, whose knock earned him comparisons to left-handed batting great Adam Gilchrist, was the catalyst for Australia's innings and 37-run win at the WACA Ground on Sunday, with a 69-ball century.

He took a blow to the head but the 25-year-old said he was confident of lining up at Adelaide Oval when the fourth Test begins on Tuesday.

"I think I'm over it," Warner told reporters on Wednesday.

"It's a day-by-day thing. I've got to speak to Alex (Kountouris) about how I'm feeling," he added, referring to the team physiotherapist.

"At the moment, I feel quite fine."

Warner missed Sydney Thunder's loss to Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League on Tuesday night due to the dizziness.

His century against India placed him equal fourth on the list of Test cricket's fastest tons alongside Shivnarine Chanderpaul but behind Jack Gregory (67 balls), Gilchrist (57) and Viv Richards (56).

Several newspapers gave him the moniker "Whirlwind Warner" and compared him to Gilchrist while coach Mickey Arthur said he had already shown enough promise to suggest he is future captain material.

Australia go into the fourth and final Test leading 3-0 and Warner said the team was fired up to make it a clean sweep.

"As Michael Clarke said the other day after the game (in Perth), celebrate your win, but at the end of the day we want to try and beat the second team in the world four-nil," Warner said.

"That's a massive thing for us at the moment.

"Our goal is to become number one again (in the world) by the next Ashes in 2013. If we can keep working towards that, our goals will be achieved."

India has been humiliated during the series and they have now lost seven successive Tests on foreign soil, with their batsmen failing to fire.

But Warner said he remained wary.

"In my mind there is probably only one player (in form) and that's Sachin Tendulkar who looks like he's using a sight screen when he comes out to bat.

"But the other players, they're all world-class players. You look at the amount of runs they've got in the top six in their careers. It's phenomenal.

"We are expecting them to show some aggression in this next Test."


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