Australia’s explosive opener David Warner seems doubtful to play the remaining matches of the limited-overs series against India due to injury to the groin during the second ODI in Sydney on Sunday.
Warner had trouble getting up after diving in the fourth over of the Indian innings, after which he walked out of the Sydney Cricket Ground. This senior player was taken to a nearby hospital for a scan.
The way Warner bounced to stop the ball and the way he was groaning painfully after falling, it seems that he will not be able to play not only in the third and final ODI but also in the three-match T20 series that follows.
Teammates Pat Cummins, Glenn Maxwell and physio David Beakley helped Warner walk a few steps to reach the Australian dressing room, after which he went straight to the hospital.
After the match, Australian captain Aaron Finch was asked about the condition of this opener, he said that he is not aware of the seriousness of the injury, but he does not expect him to be available.
He said after taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match ODI series with a 51-run win over India, “I don’t know, I don’t think he will be available, we have to bring someone in his place.”