Australia’s star opener David Warner is’ disappointed ‘for not being able to play in such a big series’ day-night test but hoped that he would be able to play in the Boxing Day Test against India. Thirty-four-year-old Warner suffered a groin injury during the second ODI after which he was ruled out of the three-match T20 International series and the first Test in Adelaide, in addition to the third ODI in Canberra.
Warner said, ‘I hope, I never want to get out of this (Boxing Day Test). I have been out of a Test for the first time due to injury, so of course I am disappointed with it. ‘ He said, “It is such a big series, it is disappointing not to play in a Test match but I know that the players who have come on the field today will do their best.”
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Warner said, “We hope that we will start the series well and try to win this match before the Boxing Day Test and go with the rhythm in the new year.” Warner, who is undergoing rehabilitation, said he plans to tighten the level of training.
He said, ‘I hope to be able to run faster. Right now I am able to run at a speed of 14 km per hour, so I have to work towards reaching it at a speed of 26 to 30 km per hour by next week. The biggest match in Australia’s cricket calendar is the ‘Boxing Day Test’ to be played at Melbourne Cricket Ground from 26 December.