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David Warner plays down injury scare ahead of Ashes opener

by Saurabh Sharma Nov 21, 2017 • 18:35 PM

Brisbane, Nov 21 (CRICKETNMORE):  Ahead of the Ashes opener on Thursday, Australia received an injury scare when vice-captain David Warner twinged his neck while taking a high catch on the Gabba outfield before leaving the playing area.

Warner, who immediately rushed to team physio David Beakley, however declared that a sore neck can't rule him out of the high profile opening Test against England.

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"My neck is quite stiff. I took a high ball out there and something just twinged in my neck. It's quite sore, I haven't really had a stiff neck like this one before," Warner was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.

"I don't think a sore neck is going to keep me out. I'm getting a bit of physio treatment at the moment and hopefully it will settle down in the next 24 to 48 hours," he added. 

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The swashbuckling opening batsman averages almost 60 on home soil and will be a key figure in Australia's push to regain the Ashes urn.

The southpaw is slated to open with debutant Cameron Bancroft, the in-form Western Australian who would be Warner's 10th opening partner in Tests.