The veteran Australian opener David Warner will not be taking part in the upcoming three-match T20I series against India, scheduled to be commencing on September 20. Australia will travel to India before returning home to play the West Indies and England ahead of the T20 World Cup. David Warner, who has been named in the Australia squad for the marquee event later this year, will miss the India tour “as part of a managed period of preparation for a full summer schedule”.
David Warner will be replaced by Cameron Green for the tour of India. Mohali will host the opening game of the series on September 20, followed by the second (September 23) in Nagpur and the third (September 25) in Hyderabad.
Explaining the same, National Selection Panel chairman of selectors, George Bailey, said: “Cameron’s improvements in all facets of his game has been impressive and we are excited for him to continue the growth of his all-round T20 cricket through further exposure to the format.”
A big few months ahead for this group.
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Warner recently scored 57 and 13 in his two outings against Zimbabwe in ODIs. Earlier this month, the southpaw signed a two-year deal with Sydney Thunder, ending his nine-year absence from the Big Bash League (BBL).
David Warner will join the Thunder after his commitments with Australia end with the completion of the Sydney Test against South Africa in January. He will be expected to play five matches, including the Sydney Smash against the Sixers and the finals.
Australia squad for the T20I series against India:
Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins (vc), Tim David, Aaron Finch (c), Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, Cameron Green, Adam Zampa.
India vs Australia (T20Is)
- Sep 20: Mohali
- Sep 23: Nagpur
- Sep 25: Hyderabad