Today cricbuzz prediction: Australia’s Warners fear Test cricket future

Australian opener David Warner has expressed concern about the future of Test cricket.

Warner, which has 101 tests and more than 200 limited-time caps, said it has been trying to teach its younger teammates, including Sydney Thunder talent Oliver Davis, the importance of the longest format.

“I spoke with (Davis) the other day. He likes to play white-ball cricket and I can’t wait to see him play red-ball cricket,” Warner told reporters.

“If he wants to focus on that, he can definitely play. “But I’m a little bit afraid of what will happen in the next five to ten years where cricket is really going.

“I want the boys to come here and play Red Ball cricket and Test cricket because that is the legacy you have to leave behind.”

Many of Australia’s top cricketers have had lucrative careers on the global T20 circuit without playing a Test, including Tim David, Chris Lynn and Marcus Stoinis.

Warner suggested that they were the exception and that most players would be better off making their mark in Test cricket.

“There were very few people who made it through and had long (untested) careers,” said the 36-year-old.

“People are looking short term right now in all the leagues and stuff like that. “The best way to get currency value is to make a name for yourself.”

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