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Australia opener David Warner is ruled out of the first Test against India in Adelaide with an injured abductor muscle.

Dec 9, 2020

David Warner suffered the abductor injury while fielding in the second one-day international against India
Australia opener David Warner has been ruled out of the first Test against India in Adelaide with an injured abductor muscle.
The 34-year-old suffered the injury during the second one-day international on 29 November.
Australia say he could return for the second Test, beginning on 26 December.
His absence may leave the hosts with a problem for the first Test starting on 17 December, after Will Pucovski was hit on the head on Tuesday.
Uncapped Pucovski, who has a history of concussion problems, retired hurt after being struck by a Kartik Tyagi bouncer while playing for Australia A against the tourists.
Joe Burns is the only other recognised opener in the Test squad, meaning Australia may have to draft in reinforcements, or promote Marnus Labuschagne for the day-night series curtain-raiser at the Adelaide Oval.
There will be commentary of the Australia v India Test series on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra.