Australian opener David Warner who was doubtful for the opening game for Austalia in World Cup due to sore glute has been declared fit for the first game in the World Cup.
Earlier, Justin Langer had concern over his fitness as Warner is in good form and can play an important role in their road to semis.
Talking to Cricket.com.au before Warner’s fitness test, Langer said, “We’ll have a pretty good idea today, how he moves and how he pulls up in the morning.”
Australia will take on Afghanistan on Saturday in Bristol. The coach was waiting for the fitness test.
“But what I have expressed to him is it’s really important to be fair to the other players, we don’t want to be getting to Saturday morning and making a call, when a couple of other guys are wondering if they are going to play or not going to play.”
Warner was in tremendous touch in IPL and scored maximum runs (692) in the tournament despite playing 2 games less due to his commitment for the Australian team.
Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday picked David Warner as one of three players to watch out in this world cup.
“He’s obviously desperate to play,” Langer continued. “As all 15 players would, he is jumping out of his skin, his energy is up and he’s laughing a lot, which is a really good sign.”
The Australia – Afghanistan match is a day-night game. New Zealand and Sri Lanka playing the first match of Saturday.