IND vs AUS Test series: Australia star opener David Warner has been officially ruled out, set to miss the famous Pink-ball Test match against India, kick-starting from Dec 17. Due to which Australia's selection options for the upcoming four-match Test series against India to be restricted within limits. According to the reports, Warner remains in contention for the Adelaide Test due to his groin strain and he will need another ten days to achieve his full fitness and will now target a return for the second Test at the MCG, which will commence on December 26.
Virat Kohli-led India will lock horns with Australia in the famous Pink-ball Test match (IND vs AUS 1st Test) which set to be scheduled on December 17 in Adelaide.
David Warner's absence will leave Tim Paine led Australia with a headache for the opener's slot, especially after young Will Pucovski suffered a concussion substitute during the first warm-up match between India A and Australia A. Pucovski was hit on the helmet by pacer Kartik Tyagi on Tuesday while the other opener Joe Burns also has been struggling for runs against India A recently.
Australian head coach Justin Langer said that he was looking forward to having a fully-fit Warner for the Boxing Day Test. He said "If there is one guy you know will go well above and beyond that's Dave," Langer said. "He has done an incredible job to get to where he is today and we hope to have a fully fit David Warner at his absolute best in Melbourne."
Injured David Warner has said that although the Aaron Finch led Australian cricket team lost the T20I series by 2-1 at the hands of Team India. Warner, in particular, was impressed by the performance of yorker sensation T Natarajan.
"I feel I have made great progress in a short amount of time and it's best for me to stay here in Sydney to continue working on getting back to full fitness," Warner said. The injury feels a lot better, but I need to be able to satisfy in my own mind and to my team-mates that it is 100 percent ready for Test match conditions, Warner tweeted.
"That includes running between the wickets and being agile in the field. Right now I feel I am short of being able to play at peak fitness and another 10 days will make a difference."
India will take on Australia in the four-match test series which set to be scheduled on December 17, 2020.