ICC World Cup 2019: David Warner in danger of not playing Australia’s first match

ICC World Cup 2019: David Warner in danger of not playing Australia’s first match

Australia opener David Warner underwent a thorough fitness test on Thursday after concerns that an upper leg injury might rule him out of the World Cup opener against Afghanistan this weekend.

The 32-year-old missed the defending champions’ final warm-up match against Sri Lanka on Monday and was unable to train on Wednesday despite his desire to make his return to international cricket in Bristol on Saturday.

Warner, who scored 345 runs at an average of 49.28 in Australia’s run to the title four years ago, returned to the national set-up last month after serving a one-year ban for his part in the Newlands ball-tampering scandal.