David Warner doubtful for first Test due to thumb injury

Ahead of the first Test against India starting Friday, Australian chief selector John Inverarity is concerned over time taken by David Warner to recover from a thumb fracture.

updated: February 17, 2013 18:33 IST
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Melbourne: Australian opener David Warner seems to be in doubt for the first cricket Test against India after national selector John Inverarity revealed that there is "some concern" regarding the batsman's recovery from a thumb fracture ahead of the match, starting February 22.

"David's thumb has improved in the last couple of days, he wasn't fit enough to play in this game, he had some throw-downs yesterday with a cricket ball, and we're hoping his fitness improves a great deal in the next couple of days so he comes into contention," Inverarity told 'ABC Radio' on Sunday.

Warner sat out of the ongoing three-day practice match against India A along with skipper Michael Clarke, who is nursing a strained hamstring.

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