David Warner set to return for NSW Blues
Superstar opener David Warner is set to return to cricket for the NSW Blues on Thursday after six weeks recovering from a groin injury.
Warner was today named in NSW’s Marsh One Day Cup squad for Thursday’s fixture against South Australia in Adelaide.
He will take the place of Daniel Hughes, who has a shoulder complaint, while Nick Larkin comes in for Steve Smith, who is still rehabbing his elbow injury.
Pat Cummins will again captain the One Day Cup squad that won their season opener against Victoria at North Sydney Oval last month by 59 runs.
Blues head coach Phil Jaques said it was pleasing to see Warner back after some time off the park.
“We all know Davey’s quality as a player in all formats and it’s great to see him back for the Blues for this game,” Jaques said.
“He has worked really hard on his rehab and has been great around the group when he’s been at training.
“It will be fantastic to have his experience around the team over the coming weeks.”
NSW’s team for the next round of the Marsh Sheffield Shield, scheduled to start in Adelaide on Saturday will be named later this week.
NSW Blues Marsh One-Day Cup squad, Round 2 v. South Australia, Adelaide Oval, Thursday March 4 (D/N)
Pat CUMMINS (Captain)
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