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ICC World Cup 2019 | Australia Confident About Warner's Availablity For Afghanistan Clash

IANS |May 31, 2019, 9:17 AM IST
ICC World Cup 2019 | Australia Confident About Warner's Availablity For Afghanistan Clash

Australian team management is confident that soreness in David Warner's leg won't stop him from playing in their first 2019 World Cup clash against Afghanistan on June 1.

Warner missed Australia's final World Cup warm-up match against Sri Lanka on Monday after he suffered from tightness in his upper leg. In his place, Usman Khawaja opened the innings and played a match-winning knock of 89.

Warner then only batted at training on Wednesday morning in Bristol without taking part in any fielding drills.

However, according to a report in cricket.com.au, it is understood that there is no serious concern over his fitness to play the opening match.

Once Warner is declared fit, it would be up to coach Justin Langer and selectors to take a call on whether Warner should return to the top of the order, or bat at the number three position.

Warner, who made a comeback to cricket after serving a one-year ban for his involvement in the Sandpaper Gate, has been in tremendous form of late. In IPL 2019, he scored 692 runs in 12 matches he played for Sunrisers Hyderabad.

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Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
AUS
5 4 1 0 8 +0.81
2
NZ
4 3 0 1 7 +2.16
3
IND
4 3 0 1 7 +1.02
4
ENG
4 3 1 0 6 +1.55
5
SL
5 1 2 2 4 -1.77
6
WI
4 1 2 1 3 +0.66
7
SA
5 1 3 1 3 -0.20
8
BAN
4 1 2 1 3 -0.71
9
PAK
5 1 3 1 3 -1.93
10
AFG
4 0 4 0 0 -1.63

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5720 124
2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4647 111
5 Australia 4805 109
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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