Australia swashbuckling batsman David Warner is set to miss the remainder of the tri-nation series in West Indies, after breaking a finger during Saturday’s 36-run win over South Africa, Cricket Australia said Sunday. David Warner played a match-winning innings in the last ODI. Warner scored 109 runs off 120 just balls, scoring his 6th ODI hundred. But he took a blow to his left index finger while fielding and an X-ray on Sunday revealed a fracture.
“We will assess the situation over the coming days to see if the injury requires a surgical option but should that not be the case then David is likely to be available to return to play in somewhere between two and six weeks,” said Australia team doctor Geoffrey Verrall.
David Warner also expressed his disappointment for missing out the remainder of the tri-nation series. Warner has been in terrific fan and he was very crucial to Australia’s chances on the slow-tracks in Caribbean.
“It’s obviously disappointing to be sidelined given the form I’ve been in and given the important stage the tri-series is at, but it’s always important to look at the positives. This downtime, however long or short it is, will give me the chance to freshen up and spend quality time with my family after an intense period of action, with a home summer that was followed by trips to New Zealand and South Africa, plus the World Twenty20 and the Indian Premier League,” Warner said.