Amid all the dominance by the hosts, Australia suffered a massive setback with their star batsman David Warner copping up a groin injury during the 2nd ODI at the Sydney Cricket Ground. He has been sent for scans on his groin after leaving the field early in India’s innings.
Warner limped off in the fourth over of the second innings having tumbled in the field to save a single from the bat of India opener Shikhar Dhawan. The swashbuckling batsman looked in immense pain as he clutched his groin as he got to his feet while the team’s physio sprinted onto the field.
David Warner suffers groin injury
David Warner immediately walked off the field immediately and was seen limping. A Cricket Australia spokesperson confirmed Warner had suffered an adductor injury and been sent to get X-rays.
“A bad groin strain can take a long, long time to heal,” said Fox Cricket commentator Adam Gilchrist.
Australia will desperately want David Warner to be fine and available for the upcoming games. He has been in superlative form with the bat scoring two fine consecutive fifties. Warner had previously made 83 with the bat in Australia’s mammoth 4-389, backing up his 69 from the first match.
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David Warner is off the field after landing awkwardly in this fielding effort.
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) November 29, 2020
In addition to four limited-overs matches being played in the next 10 days, there is also only 18 days until the first Vodafone Test match at the Adelaide Oval. The hosts will hope to have the southpaw fully fit as they look to reclaim the trophy after losing the last time in 2018-19. The four-match Test series gets underway on December 18 with the day-night match.
Speaking of the game, the match is well poised with India reeling at 161 for three needing 228 runs from 147 balls with their skipper Virat Kohli in the middle.