David Warner looking forward to return to action in Boxing Day Test

David Warner

Australia’s swashbuckling opener David Warner is currently on the process of recovering from his groin injury as well. Notably, he is likely to join the national team for the upcoming Boxing Day Test against their opponent India. However, in a recent interview with Australia sports radio network SEN, Warner said that he is looking forward to returning in Melbourne.

David Warner

David Warner was ruled out of the Adelaide Test, which is also a Day-Night affair and a pink-ball Test after sustaining a groin injury during the second One Day International against India. However, the left-handed batsman has referred to his absence from the first Test as ‘devastating’.

“I am (hopeful). That’s one that I never want to miss out on. Adelaide is my first missed Test through injury so, I’m obviously very disappointed with that. With the big series that it is, it’s devastating to miss a Test, but I know that the guys who are walking out there are going to put their best foot forward,” Warner told radio network SEN.

The Boxing Day Test will begin on December 26, five days after the first Test. Meanwhile, Warner has stated that he has increased his rehabilitation intensity and he hopes to be match-fit as well.

“Hopefully, I can get up and about and start running at a higher tempo. I managed to get up to 14 kilometers an hour (8.7mph) so, I’ve got to work towards a max of 26 to 30 kilometers an hour by next week. If I can run between wickets and move laterally, and do some ground fielding by the end of next week, I should be ready to go. Fingers crossed,” Warner again shared.

It is also noteworthy that, India won the series against Australia in the 2018-19 season where Warner and Steve Smith, weren’t a part of the Australian team as they were banned due to their involvement in the ball-tampering scandal. Australia lost the four-match Test series by 2-1 whereas Virat Kohli became the first Asian captain to win a Test series on Australian soil.

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