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David Warner Withdraws from Final T20 Match Against New Zealand Due to Adductor Soreness

Melbourne, February 24, 2024, The Europe Today: Cricket Australia announced on Saturday that Australian cricketer David Warner has withdrawn from the third and final match of the Twenty20 series against New Zealand scheduled in Auckland on Sunday. The decision comes as Warner is experiencing adductor soreness, and the 37-year-old did not participate in Friday’s 72-run victory over the Black Caps.

David Warner, who recently declared his retirement from all forms of international cricket after the T20 World Cup in June, played a crucial role in the Australian team’s back-to-back wins against New Zealand. In the opening win on Wednesday in Wellington, Warner contributed 32 runs off 20 balls. However, his final appearance in the bilateral international series was met with boos from the home fans.

In a statement, Cricket Australia provided details on Warner’s withdrawal, stating that he will require a brief recovery period. The adductor soreness is not expected to impact his availability for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) leading into the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.

Cricket Australia expressed confidence in Warner’s swift recovery and reiterated their commitment to supporting him as he prepares for the upcoming tournaments. Warner’s absence from the final T20 match against New Zealand provides an opportunity for other players to showcase their skills and contribute to the team’s success.

The Australian cricket community wishes David Warner a speedy recovery, recognizing his significant contributions to the sport and anticipating his continued success in the IPL and the T20 World Cup.