David Warner’s participation remains questionable for the third Test against India, as Australian head coach Justin Langer said on Sunday that the opening batsman is still having some issues with his groin injury. Warner was excluded from the Boxing Day Test because the left-handed batsman had not fully recovered from a groin injury sustained in the ODI series against India. Warner has made noticeable progress when he returned to hitting, but his running between wickets is still a concern.
“There’s no one more professional and he’s doing everything possible. We saw him hit the day before the game, he’s hitting again at the MCG this afternoon, so in terms of his hit he’s flying, it’s just trying … he’s still. has some groin issues and we know how dynamic he is, ” Langer told Ricky Ponting during a lunch interview on Channel 7.
“His running between the wickets, his movements all the time, so he’s getting closer and we hope he’ll be fine, he sure hope he’ll be fine, but time will tell. We’ve got a few more days. the next test match, ”he added.
The third test between the two sides will be played from January 7 at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Langer believes the squad should forge partnerships in the game to put pressure on India in the ongoing second test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
“Kind of like the first test, just our partnerships,” said Langer when asked what disappointed him. “We’re not going to set up the games as well as we can – if you look at our partnerships in the first test game in the first innings and then yesterday, we need to get a lot better at that.”
“We had a 50-run partnership in the first Test and we had an 86-run partnership yesterday, and you also have, if you have an 86-run partnership, you have to change that to 150 because your set and round the game So we weren’t able to do that and for me, partnerships as much as anything, “he added.
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