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Warner doubtful for Australia’s campaign opener


Australian left-handed opening batsman David Warner is doubtful for Australia’s campaign opener against Afghanistan on Saturday.

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The defending champions Australia will start their campaign, taking on Afghanistan on Saturday. Ahead of their campaign opener, the defending champions are stuck with a injury scare in the form of their opening batsman David Warner.

The left handed batsman is said to have pulled out midway from the team’s training session in Bristol with complaints of a stiff glute muscle on the right leg, and was attended to indoors. Head coach Justin Langer later confirmed that Warner was ‘a bit sore’, and a decision on his availability is impending.

“He [Warner] was a bit sore on Wednesday. He’s just a bit sore in his right glute. He is desperate to play, he’d love to play like all 15 players would,” Langer said on Thursday. “He’s jumping out of his skin, his energy is up and he’s laughing a lot which is a good sign. He’s really keen but we’ve got to make sure he can move, particularly in the field.”

David Warner is set to go for a fitness test on 31st May (Friday) and that will decides his availability for the Saturday game against Afghanistan.

“We’ll have a pretty good idea today, how he moves and how he pulls up in the morning,” Langer added. “What I’ve expressed to him is that it’s really important to be fair to the other players as well. We don’t want to get to Saturday morning then make a call with a couple of guys wondering if they are going to play. The earlier the better, he knows that and collectively we’re really strong on that,” Langer said.

 

 

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