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Warner out for third ODI, entire T20 series against India

David Warner has been ruled out of Australia’s next one-day international and all three Twenty20 internationals against India because of a groin injury.

The aggressive opening batsman was hurt while fielding in Sunday’s series-deciding ODI win at the Sydney Cricket Ground. After scores of 69 and 83 in the first two ODIs, Warner is hoping to recover in time for the test series, which starts Dec. 17 in Adelaide.

D’Arcy Short was called into the Australia squad as a like-for-like left-handed replacement. Short was the leading scorer in two series in Australia’s Twenty20 Big Bash League.

Australia's David Warner, centre, is assisted from the field after injuring himself while fielding during the one day international cricket match between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, Australia, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. (AP PhotoRick Rycroft)

Cricket Australia also announced Monday that pace bowler Pat Cummins would be rested for the third ODI and the T20 series so that he can prepare for the four-match test series.

Australia coach Justin Langer said Warner and Cummins were “critical to our plans" for the tests.

“The priority for both is being fully prepared for one of the biggest and most important home test series we have played in recent years, especially with World Test Championship points up for grabs," Langer said.

The bails fly as Australia's David Warner, right, is run out as India's Ravindra Jadeja leaps clear of the ball during the one day international cricket match between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, Australia, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. (AP PhotoRick Rycroft)

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Australia's David Warner walks from the field after he was run out for 83 runs during the one day international cricket match between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, Australia, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. (AP PhotoRick Rycroft)