David Warner is most likely to play in the SCGG 3rd Test against India

Published:4 January 2021

SCGG 3rd Test

On Tuesday, in the second Test match to level the series 1-1, the Indian cricket team scripted heroics as they thrashed the kangaroos. Under the leadership of veteran Tim Paine, the Aussies need to get back to the drawing board to plug their team's ship's dampened gaps. Even in the second test, the Aussies batting unit appeared to underperform. The lethal top-order finds it precarious to put up a good partnership against the brutal Indian bowling attack.

In the meantime, the good news remains on the cards as they look forward to bouncing back more substantially in the 3rd test, which is scheduled to start next year from 7 January. David Warner, the regular opener who suffered a significant groin injury during the ODI series, is all set to make an emphatic return at the SCG against the Indian team.

Paine pointed out in a recent line of updates that the 34-year-old is on his way to recovery. "He's gearing up to take the guards back to the national team very soon, "David looks outstanding. He started running between the wickets, so early signs were positive for the third test with him, which is awesome for us,' he said after Australia lost the second test by 8 wickets at the post-match press conference.

Talking about the potential of pocket-size dynamite, he appears to be the missing piece in the Aussie batting line-up. The star opener never fails to set with his willow the squad's strong foundation stone. In the age of slam-bang cricket, his ability to find fences sometimes in a red-ball match makes him a famous name. The seasoned premier batsman has earned 7244 runs in 84 test matches at an incredible average of 48.9. Before they meet the top-class batter on his home turf, the Indian bowling unit needs to do its proper homework.

It seemed that the absence of major giants like Virat Kohli, Mohammed Shami, and Ishant Sharma did not torment the tourists. They decimated the ever-shining baggy gold in all departments of the game, belling the cat for the hosts. The Indian fans and experts are therefore looking forward to some tasty desserts on the final-game platter.