Warner and Abbott ruled out of Boxing Day Test against India

After suffering injuries during ongoing India’s Tour of Australia, both David Warner and Sean Abbott have been ruled out of the upcoming Boxing Day Test. But it is said that both the players will be joining the Australian squad ahead of the third Test.

Warner sustained a groin injury during the ODI series against India and is not yet fully recovered, while Abbott has recovered from his calf strain that he sustained during the warm-up game between Australia A and India.

Cricket Australia in a statement said that Warner and Abbott had to spend time outside the team’s bio-secure hub in Sydney in order to recover from their injury. The pair are not exposed to any hotspot as outlined by NSW but Cricket Australia’s bio-security protocols do not allow the players to rejoin their squad for the Boing Day Test. Due to the recent development in public health in Sydney, the pair traveled from Sydney to Melbourne to continue their rehabilitation.

Warner and Abbott, following a coronavirus outbreak in Sydney both the players, flew to Melbourne ahead of the schedule. These past weeks Sydney has seen fresh COVID-19 cases and speculations suspect of CA scrapping the Sydney Test which is scheduled to begin on January 7 and is planning to host back-to-back Test matches at Melbourne. The second Test of the four-match series will start on December 26 in Melbourne with no additional players included in the squad.

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