December 23, 2020 10:38:24 am
Australia opening round David Warner Pacemaker Sean Abbott has ruled out Boxing Day tests against India starting Saturday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Both of these players were injured and were forced to leave the team’s biosecure hub. Warner was treated for an inguinal injury and Abbott had a calf problem.
Cricket Australia said in a statement, “Neither player was at a particular” hotspot “on the beach in northern Sydney as outlined by New South Wales Health, but Cricket Australia’s Biosecurity Protocol states that Boxing Day You can’t return to the team in time for the test. “
David Warner and Sean Abbott will rejoin the Australian men’s team prior to the third Vodafone test against India after being excluded from the second Vodafone test in Melbourne. #AUSvIND
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The duo flew to Melbourne earlier than planned on Saturday due to concerns about the recent outbreak. Coronavirus On the beach in the north of Sydney.
“In light of the changing public health situation in Sydney at the time, the two moved from Sydney to Melbourne and continued their rehabilitation,” the Cricket Commission said in a statement.
Warner has not yet fully recovered from the groin damage he suffered during the ODI series. While Abbott was recovering from calf tension, he missed the day and night test of the series opening, but is unlikely to break into the playing XI, which defeated India with eight wickets last week.
Australia has led four test series 1-0 after winning a pink ball match with eight wickets within three days.
“No additional players will be added to the Boxing Day test team,” Cricket Australia said. “David Warner and Sean Abbott will rejoin the Australian men’s test team before the third test against India.” It was.
The third test will begin on January 7, but given the current status of the coronavirus, it is doubtful that it will be done in Sydney.
There were reports that the third and fourth tests could be exchanged or host consecutive tests in Melbourne.
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