Canberra: David Warner has been ruled out of at least the first Test against Team India due to a groin injury and Australia coach Justin Langer said that the opportunity to open the innings will be given to the batsman who is in practice practice against the team Australia Will perform well from A’s side.
In Australia’s cricket corridor, there is a debate about Warner’s opening partner in Test cricket. In this, some supported Joe Burns, who has been battling for some time, while others have sought to give young William Pukowski a chance to open the innings.
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However, the equation has changed due to Warner’s injury and in such a situation both Burns and Pukowski can get an opportunity to open the innings. Langer said that this has reduced the pressure on him. Before the third ODI, Langer said, ‘It is no surprise that I am feeling a little relieved now. We have won a few matches and I don’t have to worry about who will be selected in the Test team.
Australia A will face India A from December 6, while this team will play a day-night practice match with India’s senior team from December 11 in Sydney before the Test Senior. Langer said, ‘I have said many times that the most difficult task is the selection of the teams but in a few days Australia A team is going to take the field and against India A, the players have a good chance to present their claim. After this, Australia A have to play one more match against the Test team of India in the pink light with a pink ball in the SCG.
Langer said, “We will see who will play in that match and definitely the players will have a chance to present their claim.” The Test series will begin on 17 December with a day-night test in Adelaide. On Warner’s injury, Langer said, “There is an injury to his groin and he has told me that there is a lot of pain in this injury.” It seems that someone shot him with a gun. He was in a lot of trouble in the dressing room too.
He said, “I do not expect him to play in his first Test but he is a professional player who will do everything possible to get ready.” In Australia’s T20 team, D’Arcy Short has been included in place of Warner. According to the report, it takes about a week to recover from the injury that Warner has suffered and in such a situation he may be out of the first 2 matches of the Test series.