David Warner, who hasn’t played a game since the 4th Test against India, is all set to return to competitive cricket after being named in the NSW’s Marsh One Day squad that'll take on South Australia in Adelaide on Thursday. Warner is recovering from a groin injury he suffered in the second ODI against India at the SCG that forced him to miss the final ODI, all of the T20 series and the first two Tests.
The southpaw skipped the BBL and was not part of the NSW squad for the Marsh Cup and the Marsh Sheffield Shield matches. Earlier, Warner said that it may take around 9 months for him to fully recover from the injury. The game against South Australia will be Warner’s first 50 over match for the Blues since October 2019.
"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," said Blues coach Phil Jaques.
"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.
Warner will replace Dan Hughes in the squad who’s suffering from a shoulder injury while Steve Smith is out with an elbow injury and will be swapped by Nic Larkin.
NSW will be led by Pat Cummins who starred in the previous game against Victoria with a quickfire 49 and 3-38 in the 59 run win. This will be Cummins second game as NSW's skipper.