Nothing seems to be going Australia's way in the ongoing Border Gavaskar Trophy 2022-23. While the Pat Cummins-led team has lost the first two Tests and a chance to take back the BGT, it has been handed a massive blow ahead of the third Test. Australia's star batter, David Warner has been ruled out of the BGT 2022-23 with an injury.
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Cricket Australia confirmed the development on Tuesday. The board, however, expects Warner to be fit in time for the ODI series. "David Warner has been ruled out of the Qantas test tour of India and will return home," CA said in a statement issued this afternoon. "Warner was struck on the elbow in the second Test in Delhi and sustained a hairline fracture.
"After further assessment, he will require a period of rehabilitation which will preclude any further involvement in the remainder of the Test series. It is currently anticipated that he will return to India for the three One-Day Internationals which follow the Test Series."
Australia has already lost fast bowler Josh Hazlewood (Achilles soreness) for the remainder of the campaign, while fellow Test squad members Mitchell Starc and Cameron Green were absent from the opening two matches of the series as they recover from finger injuries.
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Australia's ship loos to be sinking further with every passing minute. While Warner is all set to head home to receive treatment for his injuries, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins, Ashton Agar, Lance Morris and Matthew Renshaw might join him too. While Cummins is headed home for a family emergency, Agar and Morris are considered out of favour for the remaining two Tests. Matt Renshaw too has not impressed much in the limited chances he has gotten.