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Injured Warner fails to take field on Day Two

Melbourne: David Warner on Saturday failed to take field against India in the ongoing Boxing Day cricket Test after the Australian opener suffered a nasty blow on his right forearm at the MCG nets.

David Warner
David Warner

Warner, who injured his left thumb at the Gabba last week, was hit by a Peter Siddle delivery during a net session before play on Day Two, Cricket Australia reported. Siddle took the field as Warner’s replacement. “David Warner was hit in the right forearm during this morning’s net session,” a Cricket Australia spokesperson said.

“He has significant bruising which is limiting his ability to field at the moment.”

Warner, who scored a duck in the Australian first innings before the hosts posted 530, is the fourth Australian player to be injured in the MCG nets this week after Shane Watson, Mitchell Starc and Shaun Marsh.

Speaking on Wednesday, Warner had defended the practice pitches saying the minor injuries were a part and parcel of the game.

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