Bangladesh vs Australia: David Warner is recovering well from neck blow, says coach Darren Lehmann

Australia opening batsman David Warner is recovering well after being struck in the neck by a bouncer from team mate Josh Hazlewood and should be fit for the upcoming two-test series in Bangladesh, coach Darren Lehmann said on Wednesday.

Reuters, Aug,16 2017

Australia opening batsman David Warner is recovering well after being struck in the neck by a bouncer from team mate Josh Hazlewood and should be fit for the upcoming two-test series in Bangladesh, coach Darren Lehmann said on Wednesday.

File image of Australia coach Darren Lehmann. Getty Images

File image of Australia coach Darren Lehmann. Getty Images

The left-hander dropped his bat and slumped to his knees after an attempted hook shot went awry at Marrara Oval in Darwin on Tuesday, but quickly picked himself up and walked off the ground unassisted.

With the squad set to depart for Bangladesh on Friday ahead of the first test in Dhaka, which starts on 27 August, Lehmann expected Warner to board the flight.

"He seems alright, walking around the ground today, so fingers crossed he'll be okay and we'll get an update in the next day or two," Lehmann told reporters.

"It's always a scare when that happens, isn't it? Hopefully he's going to be OK."

Published Date: Aug 16, 2017 | Updated Date: Aug 16, 2017




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