Warner brings X-factor to team, expecting him to play & do well: Lyon

Source : IANS 2021-01-04 11:49:14

Opening batsman David Warner brings X-factor to Australia and the team would love to have him play the third Test against India even if he is not 100 per cent fit, said Nathan Lyon on Monday.

Warner suffered a groin injury in the second ODI against India in November and could not play the first two Tests as Australia struggled with their opening batting.

Ahead of the third game set to begin on Thursday in Sydney, the selectors dropped Joe Burns and brought in concussion-affected Will Pucovski and Warner.

Warner himself said a couple of days back that he would play even if he isn't 100 per cent, though his availability will depend if he is able to field in the slips without a problem.