BAN vs AUS 2017: Australia Gives Injury Update on David Warner after Bouncer Blow
Australia opener David Warner will miss his team’s final day of the intra-squad match in Darwin as a precautionary measure after being hit on the side of the neck by a Josh Hazlewood bouncer on Tuesday (August 15).
He suffered the nasty blow after missing an attempted hook. Visibly shaken after the blow, the Australia vice-captain was down on his knees before getting up by himself and leaving the ground immediately unaided.
As per the report in cricket.com.au, ice was applied to the injured part and while the left-handed batsman cleared a concussion test, he spent the afternoon recovering in the team’s dressing room. The 30-year-old was stiff, sore and lacking in range of movement around the area but is likely to be fully fit for the upcoming two-Test series against Bangladesh.
Meanwhile, the series in Bangladesh will start from August 27 in Dhaka and prior to that, the team from Down Under will play a two-day practice match in Fatullah from August 22.
Warner, who was dismissed for four in the first innings in the ongoing intra-squad game and was batting on only two before leaving the field, will be keen to play the practice game in order to get himself ready for yet another stiff test in the sub-continent.
One of Australia’s batting mainstays, Warner has not been able to perform well in Asia in the white jersey. Earlier this year during the four-match series in India, he had scored 193 runs at an average of 24.12.
Recently, head coach Darren Lehmann backed the southpaw to perform well in the subcontinent.
“I think he’s realised what he can and can’t do. I’m pretty confident that he’s going to turn his form around on the subcontinent. He looks good from what I’ve seen of him so far, and he got starts in India (earlier this year) without going on,” Lehmann was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.
“If he goes on, then we’ll have a really good series in Bangladesh. So for him, and for the team, we need him to make big runs as he normally does (in Australia),” the coach had added.
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