Australia could suffer a big injury blow with their star man David Warner walking off the field with a suspected groin injury during the second ODI against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday.
According to cricket.com.au, the left-arm batsman has been sent for scans on his groin. David Warner limped off in the fourth over of the second innings having tumbled in the field to save a single from the bat of India opener Shikhar Dhawan. He grimaced and clutched his groin as he got to his feet while the team’s physio sprinted onto the field.
The Australia star did not take any risk and walked off the field with the physio. The injury was looking series as David Warner was limping considerably while leaving the field. Australia will be hoping that their opener recovers quickly for the ongoing series against India.
After the ongoing ODI, both the teams will play four more limited-overs matches in the next 10 days before the much-anticipated Test series gets underway on December 17 at the Adelaide Oval.
David Warner is off the field after landing awkwardly in this fielding effort.
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) November 29, 2020
Before leaving the field, the 34-year old had impressed with the bat, scoring 83 and sharing a 142-run stand with Aaron Finch for the first wicket to lay the foundation for the big total. Steve Smith then scored another stunning century to help Australia pile up 389 for 4. Warner had also scored 69 in the first ODI, helping his side win the match by 66 runs.
Meanwhile, Warner’s injury is the second blow for Australia in as many games. During the series-opener, allrounder Marcus Stoinis suffered a side strain and is currently sidelined. The extent of his injury is still not clear.
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