During the Delhi Test, Siraj hit Warner twice. The southpaw was trying to hit Siraj’s bouncer but missed both times. The first time, he was hit on his left elbow, and the second time, the ball hit his helmet grill and left jaw as he turned his head to the leg side. As a result of the second hit, Warner was diagnosed with a concussion. And Warner had to be replaced by Matt Renshaw under the concussion substitute rule.
WARNER AVERAGES 22 IN INDIA
David Warner only had a few minutes at the crease, but it could be the end of his time in India. The left-hander struggled and was hit on the head several times. The veteran was also hit in the body, which took its toll on him. Before a Siraj bouncer knocked him on the helmet, he needed medical attention for one of the hits on his elbow.
Warner is doubtful for the third Test, which begins on March 1 in Indore. It is revealed that he has a hairline fracture on his elbow.
A Cricket Australia statement on Friday said:
“Warner will now follow the graduated return to sport protocols ahead of the third Test in Indore in line with Cricket Australia guidelines.”
When it was India’s turn to bat, Warner did not come out to the field. After taking a hit to the helmet, he did not have a concussion test, but Khawaja said his fellow opener felt “weary” after the hit to the head.
Warner has since been ruled out of the Test, with Matthew Renshaw filling in as a concussion substitute. Renshaw scored zero and two in the first Test before being dropped for the second Border-Gavaskar Trophy match. He now has a chance to make amends. Renshaw is more likely to bat in the middle order, with Travis Head opening for the Aussies.
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