The Australian opener in all the formats of the game David Warner sustained an injury in the 2nd ODI and was ruled out for the 3rd ODI along with the 3 match T20I series. It was expected that he would recover by the all important test series but he was again ruled out of the 1st game at Adelaide as well.
Though, Australia won the game convincingly in the 1st test, David Warner is a different beast altogether in the longer formats of the game in Australia. A venue like Melbourne where the 2nd test is slated to take place would have been a perfect recipe for the southpaw to score a big hundred where the wicket is generally flat but the #6 batsman in the world in David Warner has been ruled out of the 2nd test as well.
Australia will be hoping that David Warner is ready for the new year’s test in Sydney where the 3rd test is scheduled on 7th of January. Australian fast bowlers ensured that they didn’t miss the presence of David Warner in the first game with a deadly spell of fast bowling by Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood in the 3rd innings of the test match where they bundled out India for a mere 36 runs.
Australia will be delighted with the way both their openers played in the first game. Matthew Wade was made as a make shift opener and he did his job by blunting the new ball to some extent in the first innings. He played 51 balls and scored 8 runs in the 1st innings but the important point was the time that he occupied in the crease which is the most difficult job to do as an opener when the ball is moving viciously.
Joe Burns on the other hand scored a 50 from nowhere and revived himself after horrible run of series. Australia will be reasonably happy with their standings at the moment even without David Warner.