STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Australian opener David Warner plays down injury scare ahead of Ashes opener

Warner, who immediately rushed to team physio David Beakley, however declared that a sore neck can't rule him out of the high profile opening Test against England.

Published: 21st November 2017 05:47 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st November 2017 05:47 PM   |  A+A-

Australian cricket player David Warner leaves the nets during a training session in Brisbane. | AP

By IANS

BRISBANE: Ahead of the Ashes opener on Thursday, Australia received an injury scare when vice-captain David Warner twinged his neck while taking a high catch on the Gabba outfield before leaving the playing area.

Warner, who immediately rushed to team physio David Beakley, however declared that a sore neck can't rule him out of the high profile opening Test against England.

"My neck is quite stiff. I took a high ball out there and something just twinged in my neck. It's quite sore, I haven't really had a stiff neck like this one before," Warner was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.

"I don't think a sore neck is going to keep me out. I'm getting a bit of physio treatment at the moment and hopefully it will settle down in the next 24 to 48 hours," he added. 

The swashbuckling opening batsman averages almost 60 on home soil and will be a key figure in Australia's push to regain the Ashes urn.

The southpaw is slated to open with debutant Cameron Bancroft, the in-form Western Australian who would be Warner's 10th opening partner in Tests.

Stay up to date on all the latest Cricket news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp