IND vs AUS ODI | Warner to play ODI series against India, part of plan for WTC final: MacDonald | Navabharat (New India)

Ahmedabad: Australia opener David Warner will be part of the squad for the upcoming ODI series against India after recovering from an elbow injury. Coach Andrew McDonald confirmed this on Tuesday. Warner played in the opening two Tests of the four-match series against India.

During this, he could score only 26 runs in three innings. Due to concussion (head injury) in the second match played in Delhi, he could not bat in the second innings. He had gone to Australia to recover from a hairline fracture in his elbow.

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“He (Warner) is coming back (to India) for the ODI series, he has recovered from his injury,” McDonald said here. He said that Warner is part of his team’s plans for the World Test Championship (WTC) final against India in June.

McDonald (Andrew McDonald) said, “Warner is currently fully in our plans for the World Test Championship.” Warner scored 8158 runs in 103 Tests at an average of 45.57 and 6007 runs in 141 ODIs at an average of 45.16. McDonald also confirmed that in-form opener Usman Khawaja’s injury is not serious. Khawaja had scored 180 in the first innings of the drawn fourth Test here. He then got injured while fielding.

“Khawaja’s scan results are very positive… so he’s got some time to rest before the World Test Championship,” McDonald said. (agency)

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