Fans on Twitter reacted after opener David Warner misses from the Australian XI for the first ODI against India. They were confused about the southpaw not making the cut into the team and called the selection shocking.
David Warner misses from the Australian XI for the first ODI against India
India and Australia will face each other in the first ODI of the three-match series in Mumbai. The game will be extremely crucial for both the teams as they don’t have much of the ODI cricket coming and also the World Cup is around the corner.
Indian skipper Hardik Pandya won the toss and asked Australia to bat first. In the absence of Pat Cummins, Steve Smith has been handed the responsibility of the team for the three games. However, at the toss, the batter surprised many when he said that David Warner is not part of the XI for the first game.
Warner suffered an injury in the Test series and was ruled out of the last two games. He however is back in India for the ODIs. But skipper Smith revealed that he’s yet to recover completely and in his absence, Mitchell Marsh will open the innings.
Here’s the Australian XI for the first ODI against India:
Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith(c), Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Inglis(w), Cameron Green, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Sean Abbott, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa
Fans on Twitter react as David Warner misses from the Australian XI for the first ODI against India
Although Steve Smith at the toss said that Warner is yet to recover, fans on Twitter didn’t agree with him. They called the southpaw’s absence from the squad shocking and gave some disappointing reactions. Here are some of them:
@klrahul khel raha hai na uski jagha aus ki taraf se🙂 https://t.co/1xak7blMvM
— लाला सेठ (@doc_sanatani) March 17, 2023
dropped or rested?
— A Random Mouse (@jerry80042722) March 17, 2023
So they left out a celebrity player
— Amitsd (@d_amit_s) March 17, 2023
— DhoniFanRoshan 🦁 (@ItsRoshan124) March 17, 2023
— Ankit Jangir🇮🇳 (@ja63385761) March 17, 2023
Dognar gone, 😭
— TOTALKOHLI (@LoyalKohliFan18) March 17, 2023
He's making reels on Mumbai darshan
— Prasun Jha (@jprasun21) March 17, 2023
Well, that's one way to keep the ball safe.
— Rofl GPT – Don't Mind! (@RoflGPT) March 17, 2023
— Rohit (@rohit_0718) March 17, 2023
David Warner ni h bhaii 🥱#INDvsAUS
— 𝐒 𝐀 𝐍 𝐙 𝐔. (@sanzuTw) March 17, 2023
No David Warner for Australia today.
— VIJAY NAYAK (@VIJAYANAYAK17) March 17, 2023
David Warner still not fit for the 1st Odi, seems he will play the last odi before IPL.#CricketTwitter #Cricket #INDvsAUS
— Anuj Shukla (@anujshukla188) March 17, 2023