Australia opener David Warner has been ruled out of the final ODI against India and will also miss the entire T20I series owing to a groin injury that he picked during his side's 51-run over Virat Kohli's team in the second ODI at Sydney. D'Arcy Short is set to replace the injured opener in the upcoming T20I series.
In other development, pacer Pat Cummins has been rested for the entirety of the white-ball series, including the final ODI. Cummins went wicketless in the first ODI but picked three for 67 in the second. For Warner, who scored 69 and 83 in the ongoing series, hurt himself while fielding on Sunday. As per Cricket Australia, "Warner had suffered an adductor injury and was sent to get X-rays."
It has been confirmed that the opener has returned home to continue his rehabilitation to get fit for the four-match Test series.
"Pat and Davie are critical to our plans for the Test Series," head coach Justin Langer said. "Davie will work through his injury rehab and in Pat's case it is important all of our players are managed well to keep them mentally and physically fit throughout what is a challenging summer.
"The priority for both is being fully prepared for one of the biggest and most important home Test Series we have played in recent years, especially with World Test Championship points up for grabs."
Left-handed batsman, D'Arcy Short's last T20I action came against India in February 2019 where he scored 40 off 28 balls as Australia won the game by seven wickets.
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