David Warner, a star opening batsman, faces a fitness battle for the India Test series after Cricket Australia announced on Monday that it will miss the last-day International and the Twenty20 series with three games next month

Warner hobbled out of the ODI against India on Sunday after overexerting his groin during the field when Australia secured the series 2-0 in Sydney

After a typical inning of 83 on Sunday, Warner fell awkwardly and had to be helped off the field

Warner will miss the final Wednesday ODI and all three Twenty20 internationals starting Friday in Canberra to undergo rehab and prepare for the test series that will be launched on Jan. December begins in Adelaide

The opening batsman D’Arcy Short was appointed as a replacement in the international Twenty20 squad

Cricket Australia also announced that Pat Cummins, the lead bowler, will be rested for the remainder of the white ball games against India, putting pressure on a deformed Mitchell Starc

“Pat and Davie are critical to our test series plans,” said head coach Justin Langer

“Davie is going through his injury rehab and in Pat’s case it is important that all of our players get on well in order to keep them mental and physical during a challenging summer. The priority for both of them is to focus entirely on one of the to prepare the largest and most important home test series that we have played in recent years, especially with points for the World Cup ”

While Warner played a major role in Australia’s ODI series win, the hosts have no shortage of talented fighters to replace him

The rising star Will Pucovski is also waiting in the starting blocks Test greats like Michael Clarke, Ian Chappell and Mark Waugh support the 22-year-old’s cause

Marnus Labuschagne, who scored 70 points in the ODI on Sunday, said he was ready to move the order to Warner’s opening seat

“If I would be asked to open my eyelash, this is an opportunity that I would like to take advantage of,” Labuschagne told reporters on Monday. “But we have to wait and see how our team develops and how our team balances out””

No replacement has been announced for Cummins Australia relies on Josh Hazelwood, Starc, and the all-rounder Marcus Stoinis to provide key stitching bowling options

Starc battled for form in the first two ODIs and was Australia’s most expensive bowler in Sunday’s 51-run win over India when he did 82 runs with nine overs without wickets

Australia will contest four Tests against India The other Melbourne games begin on Boxing Day in Sydney (Jan.-11 January) and Brisbane (15-19 January)

Labuschagne said the strong form of Warner and Steve Smith, who scored two centuries in a row in the first two ODIs, is a promising sign of the test series

“100 percent cricket is a huge trust game and while it’s a different format, if you score consistently, it still gives you confidence,” he said. “Just like Steve and Davie bet, I have no doubt that they can carry that over into the summer test ”

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