Australia star opener batsman David Warner has been ruled out of the final ODI and all 3-T20Is against India after suffering a groin injury in the second ODI, played on November 29 at Sydney Cricket Ground.
Warner scored 69 and 83 runs in the first and second ODI against India. Warner is hoping to recover in time so that he can be available for selection in Test Series, starting on December 17 in Adelaide.
D’Arcy Short will replace David Warner in the final ODI and the three-Match T20I series against India. Short was the highest run-scorer in two series in Australia’s T20 Big Bash League.
Warner had injured himself while making a dive to stop the ball in India’s chase. In the fourth over of India’s innings, Shikhar Dhawan hit the ball towards mid-off, where Warner made a dive to stop the ball and after this, Warner looked quite uncomfortable and walked out of the field.
Scans later revealed that he suffered a groin injury. At the same time, Cricket Australia (CA) also revealed that Pat Cummins will not play the final ODI and the T20I series against Australia. He has given rest for the four-match test series, starting from December 17 in Adelaide.
Australia coach Justin Langer said Warner and Cummins were “critical to our plans” for the tests.
“Davie will work through his injury rehab and in Pat’s case it is important all of our players are managed well to keep them mentally and physically fit throughout what is a challenging summer. The priority for both is being fully prepared for one of the biggest and most important home Test series we have played in recent years, especially with World Test Championship points up for grabs,” he added,
However, there won’t be any replacement for Pat Cummins. Earlier, Marcus Stoinis in the first ODI suffered an injury and missed the second ODI against India. Moises Henriques was taken in playing XI at his place in the second ODI.
The star all-rounder of Australia, Mitchell Marsh has been ruled out of Australia A tour matches as he is still recovering from an ankle injury he sustained in the just-concluded Indian Premier League. It is being expected that he’ll make a comeback in the upcoming Big Bash League.
Australia ODI & T20I Updated Squad:
Aaron Finch (C), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Sams, D’Arcy Short, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Andrew Tye, Matthew Wade, Adam Zampa
Australia opener David Warner was ruled out of the remaining white-ball matches against India due to his groin injury in the second ODI. Pat Cummins has been rested from the remainder of white-ball matches.