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David Warner not worried by lack of runs

David Warner (right) had a poor series against India
David Warner (right) had a poor series against India
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Australia opening batsman David Warner is confident of returning to form in the fourth and final Test against India in Dharamsala.

Having entered the series on the back of three centuries from five Tests against Pakistan, Warner managed only 131 runs in the three games of the Border-Gavaskar series at an average of 21 until now.

Ravichandran Ashwin had the better of Australian vice-captain on three occasions while Ravindra Jadeja dismissed him on both the innings in the Ranchi Test.

Despite, the setback, the 30-year-old said the lack of runs doesn't bother him much and is confident of turning things around quickly.

"That's where in the back of your mind you've got to keep telling yourself you've done the hard yards, you just don't lose it overnight," he said.

"There were tough periods where I kept on thinking to myself 'am I actually doing the work at training?' I sort of second guessed myself.

"I had a couple of words to some boys around Christmas time and they weren't seeing any trends or anything with my dismissals, everything I was doing at training was spot on and in the normal way I go about it.

"Nothing's changed, it's still the same. I've just got to go out and keep backing myself and, when I'm out there, adapt to the conditions and then keep backing myself to try and keep putting the runs on the board."

One of the key feature of Australia's success in the series was the opening partnership between Warner and Matt Renshaw. They have given the visitors three 50 plus opening stand in six innings and Warner wants to convert the starts to something substantial in Dharamsala.

"For the team's sake we need to get off to a good start," Warner said. "As a partnership, me and Renners have been getting off to an okay start. None for 50 over here, you need those to be none for 100. We've seen the Indians do it before, batting big."

The series deciding final Test in Dharamsala will kick-off from 25th March with both teams having won a game each previously.

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