Australian coach Darren Lehmann is confident that David Warner will be fit for the first test against Pakistan in Dubai.
Warner has been suffering from a groin injury suffered in the third one-day international when taking a catch off Pakistani batsman Sohaib Maqsood. He made 128 runs for an average of 42.66 in the three-match series against the home nation. The loss of his explosive batting and athletic fielding in the test series would be a big blow for the Australian team which is already battling injury problems.
Lehmann remains optimistic that the left-handed batsman will be back before the first test.
“He’s walking around with no dramas,” he told Cricket Australia. “I think he will be fine.”
If Warner is unable to play, Phillip Hughes will likely replace him, opening the innings alongside Chris Rogers. – Md Zahin