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Matt Renshaw replaces ‘concussed’ Warner for Delhi Test

Last updated on 18 Feb 2023 | 03:19 AM
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Matt Renshaw replaces ‘concussed’ Warner for Delhi Test

David Warner was hit on the helmet during the first innings of the second Test in Delhi

David Warner was on the receiving end of some short-ball barrage from the Indian pacers, Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj on day one of the second Test in New Delhi. One of those deliveries rose up and hit the southpaw on the helmet, which has now ruled him out of the second Test, due to concussion. 

Matt Renshaw, who fielded as the substitute on day one would replace the concussed Warner for the remainder of the second Test at the Arun Jaitley Stadium. Cricket Australia confirmed that it was the second blow, where a top edge bounced back to hit him on the helmet that has ruled him out.

"Warner will now follow the graduated return to sport protocols ahead of the third Test in Indore in line with Cricket Australia guidelines," said a team spokesperson.

"The ICC has also said Renshaw, who made 0 and 2 in the series opener in Nagpur, will not be able to send down his part-time off-spin in the match given Warner rarely bowls and the concussion substitute must be a like-for-like replacement," Cricket Australia added. 

In addition, Cricket Australia also revealed that the southpaw has suffered a small hairline fracture to his left elbow. Andy Pycroft, who is the match referee has approved the substitution before day's play here in Delhi. 

However, the visitors are waiting for an approval from the International Cricket Committee (ICC) ahead of the second day’s play here in New Delhi. Renshaw was dropped for the Test, after two poor outings in the first Test in Nagpur, with Travis Head replacing him in the setup. 

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