Warner warns Australia to rid 'egos' in Adelaide

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David Warner said Australia's batsmen must be prepared to put their egos aside and grind it out in the third and final Test against New Zealand.

Warner set the record for the highest individual score on day one of a Test in Australia before going on to make a phenomenal 244 in the drawn second Test at the WACA.

The opening batsman also scored two centuries in the victory over the Black Caps in the first Test, so he should brimming with confidence heading into the encounter which starts on Friday at the Adelaide Oval.

But Warner, who was able to bat on Tuesday despite hurting his left thumb in fielding practice, expects a far sterner examination this time around having played at Adelaide for New South Wales against South Australia last month.

He said: "The last two wickets have been very batter-friendly. It's going to be a different story playing here and I think you'll see the ball move around a bit off the wicket. 

"It did so during that [New South Wales v South Australia] Shield game, but it was a very good cricket wicket. 

"That's one thing; us as batters are going to have to take our ego out of it and say to ourselves, 'We've had two very good wickets, now it's about knuckling down and finding that respect again' - because there is going to be the new-ball factor with this wicket, we know that.

"I don't know what millimetres they're going to cut the grass to, but I'm pretty sure it's not going to be anything like the last two wickets.

"We've got to be prepared to see out that first session, work out if it's going to move off the wicket or swing, then go from there."