BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 22: David Warner stretches during an Australian nets session at The Gabba on November 22, 2017 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Australian opener, David Warner is at risk of losing his spot in the Test side after a poor performance with the bat, managing just 11 runs total in Nagpur.

After a shocking decision to leave the in-form Travis Head out of the side, The Sydney Morning Herald has reported that selectors are looking at the South Australian to potentially replace the veteran Warner despite his poor sub-continent history.

Few Australian batsmen have been able to make a big score in Indian conditions but Warner has particularly struggled in recent years, managing just one 50-run innings in his past 14, now averaging a mere 22.16 in nine tests in India.

Former wicket-keeping batsman Brad Haddin has endorsed the potential decision to include Travis Head, saying “the one thing they could have done is put him up the order to take the game on,” Haddin said on Fox Cricket.

“Because if he's set and spin comes on then he's a much different player.”

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HOBART, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 14:Travis Head of Australia bats during day one of the Fifth Test in the Ashes series between Australia and England at Blundstone Arena on January 14, 2022 in Hobart, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Former England captain Michael Vaughan also had his say, telling the decision to leave Head out of the XI was "ridiculous".

“How Travis Head's not one of the first picks is beyond me,” Vaughan said.

“What does that say to a player? What does that do for not just him but the rest of the team? What do they think? Does that mean when David Warner comes to England, he doesn't get picked? That precedence has now been set by the selectors.

“It just think it's ridiculous.”

The second test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy will start February 17 in Delhi.