The Australian Team had a mighty scare when their star batsman David Warner was hit in the shoulder by a stray ball as he was gearing up for a net session.
However, the Australian Team management is confident of Warner’s availability when the fist Test against Sri Lanka starts on July 26.
Warner immediately received treatment from the Team doctor and batted in the nets against the spinners after icing the affected region. He looked at ease while facing the bowlers.
The opening batsman is already out of Australia’s 3-day tour match against a Sri Lankan XI in Colombo, after suffering a finger injury in last month’s tri-series in West Indies. Another left-hander Shaun Marsh will replace Warner in the match.
Pacer Josh Hazlewood and all-rounder Moises Henriques have also been omitted from the team to play against Sri Lanka XI.
Warner has been in phenomenal form in the limited overs format. After leading Sunrisers Hyderabad to their maiden IPL title, he continued his superb form in the Caribbeans too before injury cut short his tour. In the three matches that he played in the Caribbean, he made an unbeaten half-century and a century, which was his first ODI century outside of Australia. However, the last time he donned the white jersey for his team, he had a forgettable outing. Playing against New Zealand in February, the southpaw could score only 39 runs in three innings. With form on his side, he would like to score runs in the longest form of the game too.