Boxing Day Test innings is important for out-of-form Dave Warner

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David Warner during the first cricket test between Australia and Pakistan.

David Warner during the first cricket test between Australia and Pakistan. Photo: Tertius Pickard

Dave Warner's first innings at the MCG is a big one for him.

The Aussie opener hasn't hit a Test century since January 7, in a meaningless innings at the SCG.

Persistent rain meant Australia's first innings didn't begin until Day 5 of that Test against the West Indies.

Test legend Mike Hussey thinks it's clear from Warner's press conferences that he knows he's under pressure.

"He's saying the right things, but obviously there's other stuff in his mind," Hussey told Macquarie Summer of Cricket.

"He does look a little tentative at the moment."

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