David Warner is expected to mark his return in the competitive cricket ahead of the game between New South Wales and South Africa in Adelaide in the Marsh Cup. He has been out of action since the competition of the Test series against India. He reportedly suffered a groin injury in an ODI match against India, which ruled him out the remainder of the white-ball series and the first two Tests of the Border-Gavaskar series.
In a major boost to New South Wales ambition, Warner will be included in the squad. He will be replacing Daniel Hughes, who has suffered from a shoulder injury. Speaking on the commentary of the New Zealand-Australia T20 series last week, Warner said he can feel the effect of the injury for up to nine months but he is hopeful that it can be managed.
“We all know Davey’s quality as a player in all formats and it’s great to see him back for the Blues for this game,” New South Wales coach Phil Jaques said.
“He has worked really hard on his rehab and has been great around the group when he’s been at training. It will be fantastic to have his experience around the team over the coming weeks.”
New South Wales squad: Pat Cummins (capt), Sean Abbott, Harry Conway, Oliver Davies, Ben Dwarshuis, Jack Edwards, Liam Hatcher, Matthew Gilkes, Moises Henriques, Nick Larkin, Nathan Lyon, Kurtis Patterson, David Warner