AUS vs IND: Justin Langer “Hopeful” Of David Warner Return In 3rd Test | Cricket NewsDecember 24, 2020
AUS vs IND: David Warner picked up a groin damage throughout the ODI collection in opposition to India.© AFP
Australian cricket crew coach Justin Langer is hopeful that star batsman David Warner might be out there for the third Test in opposition to India in Sydney. The third Test between the 2 sides will probably be performed from January 7 on the Sydney Cricket Ground and Langer has stored his “fingers crossed” over Warner’s availability. Warner was dominated out of the Boxing Day Test on Wednesday. The left-handed batsman has not totally recovered from a groin damage suffered within the ODI collection in opposition to India.
Warner will rejoin the Australia squad forward of the third Test, Cricket Australia stated on Wednesday however coach Langer needs him to be totally match earlier than he performs the third match.
“I am very hopeful, he batted really well in the Test yesterday. He is moving well and as enthusiastic as ever. He has got so much energy and passion for the game so. And for the last week or so he is doing everything possible to get back onto the ground,” stated Langer whereas replying to a question from ANI.
“Fingers crossed he has slight trouble when he starts running at full speed. When he gets back that confidence of course he will back in the team. We are monitoring him regularly and just fingers crossed if he’s back and everyone loves watching him play cricket, so it’s also for the entertainment of the fans,” Langer added.
Meanwhile, bowler Sean Abbott can even not be out there for the Boxing Day Test. He has recovered from a calf pressure sustained throughout Australia A’s tour match in opposition to India however Cricket Australia’s bio-security protocols don’t permit him to rejoin the squad in time for the Boxing Day Test as he hung out in Sydney outdoors the crew’s bio-secure hub to recuperate from damage.
India stumbled to an eight-wicket loss within the first Test of the collection. Both sides will now tackle one another within the Boxing Day Test, starting December 26.
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