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David Warner has been ruled out of the ongoing Test series against India after suffering a hairline fracture in the second match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
The left-hander suffered multiple body-blows in the first innings of the Delhi Test. Concussion substitute Matt Renshaw replaced Warner in the second innings, who was hit on the helmet by a Mohammed Siraj bouncer in the 10th over of the visitors' first innings on Day 1. This came after the left-hander hurt his left elbow in the eighth over against the same bowler.
"David Warner has been ruled out of the Qantas test tour of India and will return home," Cricket Australia said in a statement.
"Warner was struck on the elbow in the second Test in Delhi and sustained a hairline fracture,"
The Australian cricket board further said that the veteran batter will undergo rehabilitation and is expected to return for the three-match ODI series, which is scheduled from March 17 to 22.
"After further assessment, he will require a period of rehabilitation which will preclude any further involvement in the remainder of the Test series. It is currently anticipated that he will return to India for the three One-Day Internationals which follow the Test Series."
India defeated Australia by six wickets in the second Test in Delhi to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.