Usman Khawaja replaces David Warner for first two West Indies ODIs

The Australia-West Indies ODI series begins on February 1 with the first two matches at the Perth, WACA.

updated: January 30, 2013 17:13 IST
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Cricket Australia has included Usman Khawaja in place of David Warner for the first two ODIs against West Indies after being struck on his hand at the practice nets.

The Cricket Australia press release said that Warner has a minor left thumb fracture after being struck on the hand by Mitchell Johnson while batting in the WACA Ground nets this afternoon.

Cricket Australia Physiotherapist Kevin Sims said: "David Warner was struck on the left thumb by Mitchell Johnson in the nets. While the fracture is very minor, it is not worth taking any risks. The injury will keep him out of at least the next two Commonwealth Bank Series matches against West Indies. We'll assess how he is progressing after that to determine his availability for the remainder of the series."