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Australia coach Andrew McDonald has backed a 'fully recharged' David Warner to play a key role in the tourists' bid for a drought-breaking Test series win in India.
Warner has been on light duties since arriving at the tourists' training camp in Bangalore ahead of the series opener in Nagpur, starting on Thursday.
The veteran left-hander's individual schedule has been tailored after he conceded last month he was 'exhausted' on the back of a hectic few months.
Starting in August, Warner played in the white-ball series against Zimbabwe, New Zealand, England and the West Indies, in every game of Australia's T20 World Cup campaign and each Test match of the home series against the West Indies and South Africa.
He then played six BBL games on his return to the domestic tournament.
Andrew McDonald has backed David Warner to come good on their tour of India
'There's no doubt it was a demanding summer into BBL, and it creates a challenge to shift back into Test match cricket,' McDonald told reporters in Bangalore on Saturday.
'But we feel as though with the preparation that we've got in mind, he'll be recharged and ready to go.'
Warner has plundered 25 Test centuries and averages 46.20 in the longest form of the game, having blasted a brilliant double-hundred in the Boxing Day Test against South Africa.
But the 36-year-old has notably struggled in India, averaging just 24.25 with a highest score of 71 across 16 innings.
'He's really looking forward to the challenge of India and it's been well documented that he