National Post – BRISBANE, Australia — Australia cricket captain Steve Smith says opener David Warner is “very confident” that will be able to play in Thursday’s opener of the Ashes series despite sustaining a neck injury in training.

Summary

  • BRISBANE, Australia — Australia cricket captain Steve Smith says opener David Warner is “very confident” that will be able to play in Thursday’s opener of the Ashes series despite sustaining a neck injury in training.
  • Warner recovered from a stiff neck to bat in the nets on Wednesday during Australia’s final session before the first test against England.
  • He twinged his neck while taking a high catch at the Gabba on Tuesday and was in obvious discomfort later.
  • Smith said Wednesday that Warner is “very confident and he says he’ll be right to go … he’ll be OK.
  • Cricket Australia later said that batsman Glenn Maxwell had been called in to the squad as injury cover in case Warner was not able to play.


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