David Warner Withdrawn from T20 Series Against India
Australian cricket star, David Warner, has been pulled out from the impending T20 series against India. This decision follows his significant contribution to Australia’s recent victory at the 50-over World Cup held in India. With an impressive tally of 535 runs at an average of 48.63, Warner proved instrumental in the team’s triumph. The Australian selectors made the call for his withdrawal, citing the rigorous workload he bore during the World Cup.
Hardie Steps Up
Aaron Hardie, a rising all-rounder hailing from Western Australia, has been named as Warner’s replacement in the T20 squad. Hardie recently made his debut in ODI and T20 International matches on the tour of South Africa, showing promising potential. Warner, on the other hand, is gearing up to conclude his test career at the Sydney Cricket Ground against Pakistan in January.
Aiming for More Victories
Despite his imminent retirement from test cricket, Warner has expressed his readiness to participate in more international white-ball cricket, keeping an eye on the next T20 World Cup. Alongside Warner, several other key players including Test and ODI captain Pat Cummins, bowlers Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc, as well as all-rounders Cameron Green and Mitchell Marsh will also be returning home from India.
A New Leader and Coach
In the upcoming five-match T20 series starting in Vishakhapatnam on Thursday, the Australian team will be led by Matthew Wade. Kane Richardson steps in to replace the injured Spencer Johnson in the squad. Only seven members of Australia’s World Cup-winning team will participate in this T20 series. In the absence of head coach Andrew McDonald, Andre Borovec will take over as the stand-in coach.
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