David Warner won't change aggressive approach

STEVE LARKIN
Last updated 13:15 19/11/2012
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BRING IT: David Warner has issued a challenge to the South Africa bowling attack.

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Australian opener David Warner has no intention of changing his boom-or-bust approach to test cricket.

Warner says he will continue his aggressive method in the second test against South Africa starting in Adelaide on Thursday despite a failure in the drawn series-opener.

Warner made just four in the first test in Brisbane and has passed 30 runs just five times in 17 Test innings.

"The way I play, I'm going to be hit and miss here and there," Warner told reporters on Monday.

"But I have got try and learn to be a bit more consistent too. If I get myself in, I have to try and be there and get those big hundreds.

"But my job is to try and get us off to a good start.

"If I show intent and try and build pressure on them by getting a couple away, then I am winning the battle."

The powerful left-hander said he was "raring to go" on an Adelaide pitch expected to offer true batting conditions.

"Play hard, hit the ball into the gaps - that is my game and that is what I'm going to try and do," he said.

"My game is trying to hit the ball ... if the ball is there, I'm still going to hit it because that is my game - that is how I score my runs for the team."

Warner expected South Africa's vaunted bowling attack to respond to their disappointing Brisbane test where only five Australian batsman were dismissed - with one, Ed Cowan, run out.

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