Australia can't get star cricketer David Warner in Boxing Day Test either. The opener has been ruled out of the second match of the four-match Test series against India due to injury.
Warner was ruled out of the second ODI against India with a groin injury. Despite wanting to play in the Boxing Day Test, Warner has been told that the left-arm opener is not yet fully recovered. They want to give a chance to fully recover.
Fast bowler all-rounder Shaun Abbott, who is awaiting his debut, is not in Melbourne with Warner. He also got injured while playing a warm-up match against India.
Strict hygiene in the state of New South Wales has also been called for Warner-Abbott with the injury. Both are returning from the recent Australian corona ‘hotspot’ Sydney. While the team is busy playing in Melbourne, Warner-Abbott will have to be rehabilitated and quarantined separately. If they get ‘Corona Free’ certificate, both of them will be allowed to enter the biological safety zone of the team.
A Cricket Australia spokesman said Warner-Abbott could be seen in the third Test squad if he is healthy and coroner-free. The hosts took a 1-0 lead in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy by winning the Adelaide Day-Night Test by 8 wickets.
India will be whitewashed against Australia: Mark Waugh
Former Aussie star Mark Waugh thinks India will be whitewashed 4-0 against hosts Australia in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. He made the remarks about Team India after losing by six wickets to Australia in the first Test in Adelaide.
According to the former Australian opener, India's only chance to win was in the day-night Test. But they lost that opportunity. With Virat Kohli returning to the country on paternity leave, Where believes the hosts are facing a difficult path ahead.