Thursday, March 16, 2023

David Warner is attempting to get fit in a hurry

David Warner in race against time to get fit


MUMBAI: Australia is also concerned about injuries ahead of the three-match One-Day International series, which begins on Friday at the Wankhede Stadium. India will be without Shreyas Iyer because of a back injury.

The star opener David Warner, according to the TOI, will only play in the opening ODI if he can "bat comfortably in the nets" on Wednesday evening at the nets. After recovering from an elbow fracture, the veteran opener must demonstrate his fitness.

During the recently concluded series, which India won 2-1, the explosive left-hander, 36, was ruled out halfway through the second Test in Delhi with a concussion and a hairline fracture on his elbow. He was then compelled to return to Australia.

Warner, who has a lot of fans in India, was seen playing street cricket with a bunch of kids in the city. Warner posted a video of himself playing cricket on a quiet Mumbai street with the caption "Find a quiet street to have a hit."

He had previously uploaded a selfie in which he was seated in a car with the driver of a kaali-peeli taxi, giving him a "thumbs up" and captioning it "out and about" in the city.

Out and about #mumbai #india — David Warner (@davidwarner31) 1678852609000 The next two matches in the One-Day International series will be played on March 22 in Chennai and Sunday in Vizag.

A few days ago, Australian coach Andrew McDonald expressed optimism regarding the batter's fitness for the ODIs.

Even though Warner had a bad Test season recently, he has a great record in ODIs, scoring 6007 runs in 141 matches at 45.16, including 19 hundreds and 27 fifties. On January 14, 2020, when Australia played India in an ODI at the Wankhede Stadium, the veteran batsman scored an unbeaten 128, added 258* with fellow opener Aaron Finch, and helped the visitors win by a crushing 10-wicket margin.

Warner and all-rounder Mitchell Marsh, who plays for the Delhi Capitals men's team in the Indian Premier League (IPL), met the players and coaching staff of the Delhi Capitals WPL team in their hotel at the same time.

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