India vs Australia: David Warner likely to miss the Final ODI due to muscle strain

IND vs AUS: Australia set a massive total of 390 runs for India in a must-win game to remain alive in the series. During the match, Warner suffered a muscle strain while he was fielding in the cover area region. He got injured while diving to make a save early in India's run chase.

By Mohit Sindhu, Updated : Nov 29, 2020 15:05 IST
India vs Australia: David Warner likely to miss the Final ODI due to muscle strain
IND vs AUS: Warner likely to miss the Final ODI against India

India vs Australia 2nd ODI: The second ODI of the series between India and Australia is being played at the Sydney Cricket Ground. After choosing to bat first, Australia set a massive total of 390 runs for Virat Kohli and Co. David Warner along with the Aussie skipper Aaron Finch gave a flying start to the team and Australia seems to be in a very strong position at the moment. During the match, Warner suffered a muscle strain while he was fielding in the cover area region. He got injured while diving to make a save early in India's run chase.

Aussie key man, David Warner gave his side a cause for concern when he limped off the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney with a groin injury during the ongoing second ODI. Meanwhile, he was immediately taken to the hospital for X-ray scanning after limping off the ground with assistance from a team physio. David Warner is likely to miss the final ODI, while the three T20I matches against India is also up in the air.

David Warner and Aaron Finch both got to their respective fifties and added a 142-run partnership for the first wicket in the second one-day international. Steve Smith notched a scintillating century, smashes 104 off just 62 balls. Marnus Labuschange played a solid knock and add a hundred run partnership with Maxwell. Both hammered at the back end of the inning and took their side to a mammoth total of 389/4 in 50 overs. For India, Jaspreet Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, and Mohammad Shami picked up 1-1 wicket each.

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The final ODI of this series is in Canberra on Wednesday followed by three T20Is in quick succession, but the main concern for Australia would be an impact on Warner's availability for the Test series which begins in Adelaide on December 17.

Groin strains typically take within two to six weeks to recover from depending upon the severity of the injury, which would put him at serious risk of missing the first Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy on December 17.

“Not good signs there for David Warner,” Adam Gilchrist said on Fox Cricket. “He is in a bit of trouble here. This is a big moment here for the summer really because a bad groin strain can take a long time to heal.