David Warner wants natural aggression

Undone by a short ball at Trent Bridge, David Warner wants to revert to an aggressive approach in the fifth Ashes Test.

Warner was dropped twice in Australia’s second innings before being dismissed for 64, an ungainly pull shot resulting in a skied edge that mid-on Stuart Broad snaffled.

The opener has endured a frustrating campaign in England, making plenty of starts and four Test half-centuries but no tons.

Warner has looked uncharacteristically cautious at times, especially when the Dukes is hooping.

The 28-year-old felt apprehension was to blame for his sloppy dismissal against Ben Stokes in Nottingham.

“In one-day cricket, I’m probably looking to hit that over the fence,” Warner said.

“I think I have to replicate that in Test cricket.

“It’s more like a half-hearted (shot), I see two people go back and I look for the one.”

It’s not as if Warner has struggled in England.

The left-hander’s average is 41.62, while he’s scored more runs than any of the locals except world No.1 batsman Joe Root.

However, Warner concedes he still hasn’t fully adjusted to local conditions.

“With the ball moving around over here I’ve really got to work hard on trying to play with a straight bat,” he said.

“That’s what I really have to work hard on.

“In Australia I can … definitely get away with that.

“But it’s something in my game I have to work on and that’s something me and (batting coach) Michael Di Venuto will address.”

The 17-man squad travelled to Northampton on Tuesday, with the exception of Michael Clarke who is in London and will skip this week’s tour game.

The tourists face Northants in a three-day clash that starts on Friday.

Clarke will return to the XI for his swansong, the final Ashes Test that starts at the Oval on August 20.

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