Warner out to impress
Australia opener David Warner is hoping to stake his claim for a 50-over recall in the second Twenty20 against England.
Last Updated: 31/08/09 5:55pm
David Warner is hoping to force his way back into Australian's 50-over set-up with an impressive Twenty20 display against England.
The 22-year-old batsman enjoyed a remarkable start to his international career, smashing 89 runs from 64 balls against South Africa.
A call-up to the one-day side followed shortly afterwards, but he was dropped after averaging only 15 from seven matches.
However, after a solid 33 against England at Old Trafford on Sunday, he is aiming to impress the selectors again with a higher score in the second contest of the series on Tuesday.
"It was just good to get time in the middle," Warner said of his innings in a contest ruined by the weather.
"I've come off three failures in a row and it's good to get out there. It was difficult I must admit and hopefully tomorrow I can get out there and get a few more runs."
Warner is also targeting the Twenty20 Champions League in October as a way of impressing the selectors before Australia's seven-ODI tour of India that begins at the end of the same month.
He added: "I've got this next game tomorrow and if I can put some numbers together then there's the Champions League followed by an Indian tour over there.
"If I can get some good totals and keep pressing claims I can make sure my name is up there in the list if any injuries come along. If I keep scoring runs things might happen for me."