Australian spinner Nathan Lyon believes that opener David Warner will be back in the playing XI for the next remaining two Tests Match.
Warner, already missed first 2 Test due to limped off the field with a groin injury. He returned to training Melbourne in December during the Boxing Day Test which Australia lost by 8 wickets to squander their 1-0 lead in the four-match series.
Warner has been greatly missed with Australia’s makeshift opening partnership coming up short to the extent that his former partner Joe Burns has been dropped for the third Test.
Notably, the Australian camp has hinted that Warner will play the next match at the Sydney Cricket Ground even if he is 90-95 per cent fit.
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“David is a x-factor. He is a world-class batter. I am 100 per cent expecting David to go out there in the next couple of Tests and do well,” Lyon told reporters on Monday.
“You can always draw from all different experiences. It doesn’t have to be in England, it can be in South Africa or wherever,” Lyon told reporters.
“You’re always learning. We’ll have a meeting just before the game and reflect … we have to make sure we keep our feet on the ground, stay in the contest.
“The India-Australia series is getting up there alongside the Ashes, as a pinnacle for the Australian cricket side. It’s massive … there is something special building,” Lyon said.