India vs Australia 3rd ODI: Australia suffered a big blow on Sunday after in-form David Warner walked off the pitch due to an injury. Australian captain Aaron Finch who secured the three-match ODI series after an emphatic win gave an update on his opening partner’s injury.
Cricket Australia had said that Warner suffered an abductor muscle injury in a fielding mishap at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The 34-year-old gave underwent an x-ray immediately.
Ind vs Aus 3rd ODI: Latest update on David Warner’s injury
Finch, although would like Warner to get fit in time, was not very sure about the latter’s return. “We’ve got to shuffle it around, I don’t think he’ll be available,” Finch said of the final match of the series in which Australia holds an unassailable 2-0 lead. “We’ll have to wait and see.”
Warner and his team are awaiting results of scans taken last night.
If the injury turns out to be serious then Warner will miss Wednesday’s final one-day international, while his status for the three Twenty20 matches against India will also be in jeopardy as adductor (groin) strains can require a few weeks of rest, while a tear would extend the recovery timeline beyond one month.
David Warner is off the field after landing awkwardly in this fielding effort.
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“A bad groin strain can take a long, long time to heal,” said Fox Cricket commentator Adam Gilchrist.
Warner has started the ODI series in strong form, scoring 69 and 83.
Asked about the opener’s condition at the post-match presentation ceremony, Australian skipper Aaron Finch said he was not aware of its severity but didn’t expect the southpaw to be available.
“No idea. We’ve got to reshuffle it around, I don’t think he’ll be available,” Finch said after the 51-run triumph which gave the home side an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-ODI series.
Notably, the former vice-captain’s injury comes two days after Marcus Stoinis suffered a minor side strain during the ODI series opener.