Things are going from bad to worse in the current Border-Gavaskar Trophy for the Australian team. Now David Warner has been ruled out of the last two Tests due to an elbow fracture.
Warner will return home to Sydney to recover from the injury. It is expected that he will rejoin the team before the three-match ODI series against India.
David Warner was hit on the left elbow by Mohammad Siraj during Australia’s first innings in the second Test played in Delhi. After two overs, his helmet was hit by a ball. Warner later felt a concussion and was replaced by Matt Renshaw as a substitute. Warner’s concussion was not a concern, but his elbow injury remained a concern.
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Who is Warner’s alternative?
Warner initially felt that the hairline fracture would be minor enough that he would be able to take part in the Indore Test. Warner stayed in India till Monday night and was trying to play in the third test. But after tests on his pain and range of movement, he was officially out, Warner will return home with his family.
The Australian team probably will not include anyone as an alternative to Warner. Cameron Green is fit to play in the third Test. Green was seen practicing batting in the nets for the first time during the second Test. He faced Scott Boland and Mitchell Starc in the nets.
Many Australian players will return home The Australian team is surrounded by troubles at the moment. Josh Hazlewood has been ruled out of the tour due to injury. He will return home.
Captain Pat Cummins has returned home due to family reasons, Pat Cummins is expected to return within a week and will lead the team in the Indore Test. But the situation is not clear about his condition right now.
Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc is fit to play in the third test. Mitchell Swepson is also expected to return to the squad, having returned home for the birth of his first child. By the way, the Australian team can release some players, who can return home and participate in domestic cricket.