India vs Australia: David Warner remains doubtful for the third Test – Justin Langer


India vs Australia: David Warner remains doubtful for the third Test – Justin Langer
Justin Langer and David Warner

Ace Australian opener David Warner remains doubtful for the third Test match against India, despite trying everything to recover from the injury. Aussie head coach Justin Langer mentioned that Warner still has some problem with his groin. Langer also said that he is getting closer to the desired fitness but currently not certain for the Sydney Test.

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“There’s no-one more professional, and he’s doing everything possible,” Langer told Ricky Ponting during an interview. “We saw him bat the day before the game. He’s batting again this afternoon at the MCG. So in terms of his batting, he’s flying, it’s just trying to … he’s still having some trouble with his groin, and we know how dynamic he is.

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“His running between the wickets, his movements all the time, so he’s getting closer. We’re hopeful he will come good, he’s certainly hopeful he’ll come good, but time will tell. We’ve still got a few more days to the next Test match.”

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‘We aren’t able to build big partnerships’ – Langer

India have dominated during he second Test

Justin Langer also talked about Australia’s inability to build massive partnerships during the ongoing series against India. The kangaroos have put only a few 50+ partnerships against the visitors during the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. 

“A bit like the first Test, just our partnerships,” Langer said when asked what he had been disappointed by. “We’re not going to set up games as well as we could – if you look at our partnerships in the first Test match in the first innings and then yesterday, we have to get a lot better at that.

“We had one 50-partnership in the first Test, and we had an 86-run partnership yesterday, and you’ve also when you have an 86-run partnership, you’ve got to turn that into 150 because you’re set and to set up the game. So we weren’t able to do that and to me, partnerships as much as anything.”

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