Sydney: In-form Australian opener David Warner has been ruled out of the remainder of the limited-overs series against India due to a groin injury that he suffered during the second ODI.
Warner was hurt while fielding in Sunday’s series-deciding ODI win at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
After scores of 69 and 83 in the first two ODIs, Warner is hoping to recover in time for the Test series.
Left-handed batsman D’Arcy Short, who was the leading run-scorer in two series in the Big Bash League, has been named Warner’s replacement in Australia’s white-ball squad.
Additionally, right-arm pacer Pat Cummins has been rested from remainder of white-ball matches in a bid to keep him fresh for the Test series.
Australia coach Justin Langer said Warner and Cummins were “critical to our plans“ for the tests.
“The priority for both is being fully prepared for one of the biggest and most important home test series we have played in recent years, especially with World Test Championship points up for grabs,” Langer said.