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David Warner sits out of final day of intra-squad match

David Warner sits out of final day of intra-squad match

Australian vice-captain David Warner, allowing him to sit out on the last day of the intra-squad match between Steve Smith XI and David Warner XI.

Warner had been struck on the neck by a Josh Hazelwood bouncer on Day 2 of the three-day fixture, forcing him to walk off retired hurt and get assessed by team doctor Richard Saw.

Warner reportedly passed a concussion test but remained a bit stiff after copping the blow. Despite appearing to be a bit shaken by the hit, Warner was fine and didn’t face the threat of missing out on their Bangladesh tour opener – a two-day practice match starting on August 22. At the close of play on Day 2, Pat Cummins confirmed that Warner was fine.

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“It’s good that Davey’s fine,” Cummins said. “He’s a little bit stiff and sore, but just speaking to him then, he’s all fine. “It’s only a practice match so he might or might not be out there tomorrow but he seems to be in pretty good shape.”

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