Australia’s horrific batting performances against India have selectors considering playing David Warner as soon as possible even if he is not 100 percent fit

The hosts fought without the left-handed, making no more than 200 runs in three innings against India, with the fourth being a successful chase of just 89 runs in Adelaide

Warner missed the first two tests with a groin injury but is about to return to fitness ahead of the New Years test, which will be held on Jan. January starts

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Whether or not he completely overcomes his injury may no longer matter in his selection, said assistant coach Andrew McDonald

“That’s a clear option that he may not be 100 percent fit. Who has an injury? You never know until you’re out there,” he said, “If he’s 90 or 95 percent fit and this If the conversation is such that he is fit enough to perform his duties for the team, then this is certainly a conversation that the coach has with the player”

“We will manage this well when he and 3 comes to the camp for training

“As soon as we get his eyes on him and put certain tests on him … I think the information will become clear. He’s very optimistic that he should be ready, which is good news”

Warner is one of the best performers in test cricket on the Australian shores, where he averages 65 years old94. He made a whopping 1 last summer219 runs with an average of 131, making a triple century against Pakistan

These are runs Australia desperately needs as not a member of its XI has completed a century against India while only two have passed 50 in the last four innings

Joe Burns has been fired from the Australian testing team to give Warner a place at the top of the order

Meanwhile, Will Pucovski and Marcus Harris are both battling for a spot in Australia’s XI. In both cases, Matthew Wade would return to the middle tier after opening in Adelaide and Melbourne

Regarding Pucovski, McDonald said the 22-year-old will open his eyelashes after missing the selection for the first two tests due to a concussion

“The selectors met yesterday so they may have gone through a few scenarios around stroke positions but in my opinion he is being considered for this opening role,” said McDonald

“He did it for Victoria and since Joe Burns is going out and Will is being added back in, I would suggest that this is the opening position that will be discussed”

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