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David Warner in doubt for Hyderabad Test


Cricketnext Staff,Cricketnext
Feb 28, 2013 at 02:24pm IST

Hyderabad: Australia's opening batsman David Warner did not come out to open Australia's second innings in the Chennai Test due to a stomach bug, and Cricinfo has reported that Warner is down with the same illness forcing him to miss training on Thursday.

Warner, who batted at No. 3 in the second innings, made scores of 59 and 23 in the two knocks in Chennai where Australia lost by eight wickets to go 1-0 down in the four-Test series.

The news adds to Australia's selection dilemma after Mickey Arthur hinted on Wednesday that he wasn't sure about playing one or two spinners in Hyderabad, though ideally he would want to go in with both Nathan Lyon and Xavier Doherty.

David Warner in doubt for Hyderabad Test

The Australia opener is down with a stomach illness, which he has been carrying since the first Test in Chennai.

Inconsistence performance by Peter Siddle and Mitchell Starc in Chennai may also prompt a change in the pace attack, with Mitchell Johnson coming into frame; if that happens, in all likelihood Starc will be asked to make way for the fellow left-arm fast bowler.

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