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David Warner ruled out of Bangladesh tour with fractured thumb

David Warner ruled out of Bangladesh tour with fractured thumb
David Warner will be missing out on Australia's tour of Bangladesh due to a fractured thumb.
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Cricket Australia (CA) on Friday confirmed that Australian vice-captain David Warner has been ruled out of his team's tour of Bangladesh due to a fractured thumb.

Warner sustained the injury in the first over of the second game in the ongoing One-Day International series against England at Lord's following which he had to leave the field and was eventually ruled out of the remainder of the series.

Confirming the news, CA Executive General Manager of Team Performance Pat Howard stated that Warner will need at least six weeks of rehabilitation which keeps him out of contention for the Bangladesh tour.

However, Howard expects the swashbuckling opening batsman to be fit in time for the home series against New Zealand, which kicks off on 5th November.

“David has been told that the fracture will take at least four weeks to stabilise and a further two weeks before he can start batting and catching again,” said Howard in a media release issued by CA.

“He will be reviewed by the specialist at the end of the month to determine when he can resume playing.

“Ideally we’d like him to play the Sheffield Shield round beginning on 27 October as preparation for the New Zealand series.

“In the meantime he will begin a modified gym program in Sydney.”

With Warner ruled out of the tour, the selectors will be making an announcement in the coming days on the new deputy of Steven Smith for two-match Test series.

Meanwhile, Warner expressed his disappointment on missing out on the Bangladesh tour.

“It’s really disappointing. I never want to miss a match for Australia but I’ll be doing everything I possibly can to get back as quickly as possible.”

In the eight Tests Warner has featured in this year, he has managed to score 621 runs at an average of 41.40, with a solitary century coming against India.

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