Australia opener David Warner is all set to play the upcoming second Ashes Test in Adelaide. There were doubts about his participation in the match after he took a blow on the ribs in the first inning of the first Test. The southpaw scored a majestic 94 at the Gabba in Brisbane in the first innings. Reports mentioned that Warner had left the COVID bio-bubble to be with his family and may not be available for the second Test.
However, the southpaw regained full fitness for the pink-ball Test in Adelaide, which is due to begin on December 16. Warner also trained with the rest of the squad members. Travis Head gave an update about the senior Australian player not batting in the second inning of Gabba Test and his availabilty for the second Test. “Obviously, he’s a little bit sore. We didn’t take any risks with him. He was going to bat, but in the end, our bowlers did a fantastic job to give him a day off.
“I think for him it’s just rest. I think he’s ready to go, so no issues with David,” Head said according to Cricketer.
Recently, the southpaw shared a post on his official Instagram account about the cupping therapy he underwent last week. The southpaw gave a fitting caption to post ‘stressed.’ Warner has been an integral part of the team in red-ball cricket for Australia. The southpaw’s aggressive starts upfront lays the foundation for the team.
In the Brisbane Test too, his game-changing knock allowed the likes of Marnus Labuschange and Travis Head to bat freely without any pressure. Australia will be without Josh Hazlewood for the second Test who is ruled out due to his side strain.