David Warner, Australian opening batsman has admitted that the injury he sustained on his thumb will continue to remain painful for the rest of his career. However, he also added that it won’t affect his batting.
Warner sustained an injury on his thumb while facing a bouncer of Steve Smith during the ODI series between England and Australia in September earlier this year. He hasn’t played any cricket since then and was even ruled out of the Australia’s tour of Bangladesh, which was later on cancelled due to security reasons.
Warner is set to play against New Zealand in the home Test series starting November 5th and will also feature for New South Wales against South Australia in their Sheffield Shield clash, which starts tomorrow. It will be a day-night encounter.
Warner also added that he was hit on the same thumb against India earlier this year during the Brisbane Test match. Warner added that this is not an issue in his selection in the team until he is hit on the same spot again. Also, he talked about the wicket-keepers, stating that almost all the wicket-keepers play with a broken thumb.
Warner will be using a splint on his left thumb during the Sheffield match against South Australia, but is expected to get rid of it by the 1st Test match against Australia.
Warner will have a new opening partner this series as Chris Rogers has already retired from the game. Several more spots are up for grabs in the Australian lineup.