Short has been named as a T20I replacement after Warner sustained a groin injury during the second ODI.
David Warner finished early in the series as he attempted to field an on-drive from Mayank Agarwal. After having scored a stunning 77-ball 83, Warner dived to his left and strained his right groin. Soon after, he was accompanied by their trainers as he limped off the field.
As he is ruled out of the upcoming T20Is, D’Arcy Short has been named as his replacement. Short has already been on standby and had already trained with the squad since they came from Perth to New South Wales.
By being ruled out of the upcoming T20Is, Warner will then be given time to recover. In fact, Australian coach Justin Langer also added that aside from Warner, Pat Cummins will also be sitting out of their T20Is to prepare for their upcoming Adelaide Tests.
‘Pat and Davie are critical to our plans for the Test Series. Davie will work through his injury rehab and in Pat's case it is important all of our players are managed well to keep them mentally and physically fit throughout what is a challenging summer’, Langer said.
‘The priority for both is being fully prepared for one of the biggest and most important home Test Series we have played in recent years, especially with World Test Championship points up for grabs’, he added.
No one has been named as Warner’s replacement for the team’s final ODI. With that, the Australian team and fans would have to count on Josh Hazelwood, Mitchell Starc, and Marcus Stoinis when it comes to bowling.
Australia is currently leading the ODI series after having won two out of their three matches against India. So far, the odds for their upcoming match is -181.82 for the Baggy Greens and +135 for the Men in Blue. To see the odds for other upcoming matches, head over to Betwala.
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