David Warner, Marcus Harris given short ball workout before Gabba Test

The 34-year-old appeared to be back to his best, playing a full array of shots during a 45-minute stint at the crease.

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The star opener – who failed to fire in both innings of the drawn Sydney Test – was one of the last players to leave the session as he then carried out throwdown duties for Marnus Labuschagne, Travis Head and Moises Henriques.

Warner was the first in the nets and one of the last to leave the session but about halfway through his hit, Harris emerged and strapped the pads on.

After waiting longer than expected for Cameron Green to finish his work, Harris was given a quick pep talk by coach Justin Langer before a short-ball workout from assistant coach Matthew Mott and his Sidearm started.

The first 15 minutes of Harris’ session was scratchy but after slowly finding the middle of the bat, his pull shot was on song.

When the ball was pitched up, Harris’ straight drive shone.

Pucosvki, ho tried to bat at the Gabba’s indoor nets before ruling himself out of the series decider, wasn’t the only notable absentee from the session.

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While Paine will captain the side in Brisbane, he did not take part in any of the outdoor net session.

The Australian bowling quartet were also nowhere to be seen, which is understandable given the combination of a heavy Sydney Test workload and a short turnaround into the series decider.

Head had to wait until the top six which will feature at the Gabba finished their sessions before he padded up but he was the last to leave as Langer also gave the South Australian a short-ball workout.

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Sam is a sports reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald.

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