David Warner pulls out of T20I series against India; Left with only 6 games before T20 WC 2024
Australian opener David Warner will fly back to home with captain Pat Cummins and others.
Australian opener David Warner will be taking his name back from the upcoming 5-match T20I series against India. David Warner will be taking a rest for the upcoming series in India and will fly back to Australia along with captain Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc, Cameron Green and Mitchell Marsh. Warner will be joining the Australian camp for the upcoming Pakistan test series. The first T20I between India and Australia will be played in Visakhapatnam on 23rd November.
Australian opener David Warner’s absence will provide an opportunity for Steve Smith as an opener. The Mathew Wade-led side added Western Australian all-rounder Aaron Hardie to the 15-member squad for the upcoming T20I series. Experienced T20 bowler Kane Richardson is also added as cover for Spencer Johnson for the series. Aaron Hardie made his international debut against South Africa in September 2023.
David Warner had a wonderful World Cup 2023
Australia opener David Warner had a wonderful ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 campaign and scored 535 runs in 11 innings at an average of 48.63. Warner smashed two centuries in the World Cup 2023 and he went on to add more than 200 runs for the opening wicket twice in the campaign. Warner’s highest score in the tournament is 163, he played a blistering knock against Pakistan at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.
Australia will be playing 6 more T20I games before the T20 World Cup 2024. They will play 3 each in New Zealand and West Indies in February next year. After skipping 5 T20I games against India, Warner will have only 6 T20Is left before the T20 World Cup 2024 in the West Indies and the USA. This will be played right after the Indian Premier League in India. Australia’s confidence is running high with a magnificent World Cup 2023 victory.
Australian head coach Andrew McDonald and Michael Di Venuto will also be taking a rest before Australia’s scheduled red-balls series against Pakistan. Assistant coach Andre Borovec will be taking charge as India’s head coach. ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam will be hosting the first T20I game on 23rd November. Indian middle-order batter Suryakumar Yadav will be taking charge as Indian captain for the 5-match T20I series.