Australia vs India: David Warner ruled out of the T20I and last ODI against India. Star opener Warner has been ruled out of the whole Twenty20 series. Australia vs India: David Warner ruled out of the T20I and last ODI against India.
Australian star opening batsman David Warner has suffered an injury during the series 2nd ODI at Sydney Cricket Ground. Cricket Australia has ruled out Warner for the final ODI match and the whole T20I series against India starting next month. Warner got injured during the fielding after his swashbuckling innings of 83 runs, sustaining the groin injury after which he was taken for the scan.
Warner will miss the final One Day International match against India and the whole Twenty20 series starting next month at Canberra. Cricket Australia will hope him to recover on time before the historic home Test series against India starting December 17.
D’Arcy Shorts has been named his replacement for the T20I series. Shorts was the highest run-scorer of the T20 Big Bash League in 2017-18 and 2018-19.
The Australian Cricket board also announced that the pace spearhead will be rested for the limited-overs series against India to manage workload and pressure.
However, no replacement has been called for the senior pacer. Mitchell Starc who has been out of form in the first two ODIs will have to take the game forward along with Josh Hazlewood and all-rounder Marcus Stoinis.
Starc conceded 65 runs in the first encounter while huge 82 in the game the hosts win by 51 runs.
Justin Langer, Australian head coach on Warner’s injury:
Head Coach Justin Langer told, “Cummins and Warner are critical for the test side and we want them fully fit.”
“Warner will work through his groin injury which he sustained during the second game while in Pat’s case all of our players are managed well to keep them physically and mentally fit throughout.”
“Both the players are our priorities and are being fully prepared for the most important home Test Series we have played in recent years, especially with World Test Championship points up for grabs.”