India vs Australia 2020-21: David Warner suffers groin injury during 2nd ODI, to undergo scan
Australia are currently facing off against India in the second One-Day International at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Opener David Warner played a decent knock of 83. However, he has seemingly hurt his groin, while fielding during the India innings, as he left the field.
The second One-Day International (ODI) between Australia and India at the Syndey Cricket Ground (SCG) has been lit up by the hosts, who have performed splendidly with the bat. While Steve Smith scored a century, opener David Warner, too, contributed decently with the bat, scoring 83.
However, he seems to have landed the Australian team management in a matter of concern. It looks like he has injured his groin, as he has been taken off the field.
It all happened during the fourth over of India's chase, Dhawan played a shot towards mid-off, which was fielder by Warner, who came running in. Nonetheless, he happened to take a tumbled dive, as he appeared to be in discomfort, in his groin area.
The physio rushed in to check on him, as he took a couple of minutes to get back up on his feet. Nonetheless, he seemed to be in continuous discomfort, as he decided to take himself off the field, without further risking his injury.
Meanwhile, a spokesperson from Cricket Australia (CA) confirmed ESPNCricinfo about the injury and stated that the New South Wales southpaw would undergo a scan on Sunday evening, to assess the damage further. As of now, it is not clear if he would be able to feature in the third ODI, in Canberra, on Wednesday. Nonetheless, from the looks of it, it seems highly unlikely.
Also, what would be the most significant matter of concern for the management would be to get him ready for the T20Is that follow and the four-Test series, starting December 17. Meanwhile, in case he needs to be replaced in the final ODIs and T20Is, they are likely to rope in wicketkeeper-batsman Matthew Wade.
Match summary so far: The Australians were off to an explosive start, as they dominated the Indian bowlers with the bat, scoring a monstrous total of 389/4. Smith (104) was the top scorer, followed by some crucial knocks from Warner (83), Aaron Finch (60), Marnus Labuschagne (70) and Glenn Maxwell (63). In reply, India are off to a slow start.