Australian opener David Warner has sustained a groin injury during the second ODI between India and Australia on Sunday. Australia had won the toss and elected to bat first. They gave a huge target of 390 to Indian to level the series. Warner played a crucial knock of 83 off 77 deliveries before getting out.
In the second innings, Warner dived to stop a single from Dhawan’s bat, but in the process he injured himself. He was immediately took to the dressing room and soon Cricket Australia announced that Warner will be taken for further scans. Today, Cricket Australia announced that the Southpaw from Sydney has been ruled out of the remainder of the limited over series against India.
While David Warner has been ruled out due to injury, All rounder Pat Cummins has been rested for the limited over series against India. He didn’t have a great start in the ODI’s and he had just finished his IPL. The head coach of Australian team Justin Langer feels that it is important to manage the work load of players to get the best out of them.
Both Pat Cummins and David Warner will now look at the test series as their main goal. It is important for Australia to win this series as last time India had won for the first time in the history. These players will be crucial for the tests and they need enough rest to be prepared for the one of the important series in recent times.
The next ODI between India and Australia will be played on 2nd December.