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It is difficult for David Warner to play in the second test, Ricky Ponting said – this player should get a chance

Australia vs England 2nd Test: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has come out in support of Usman Khawaja, saying that if opener David Warner is unable to play the second Test due to injury, then Usman Khawaja is likely to get a chance in his place.

David Warner played an innings of 94 runs in the first innings

Batting on the second day of the first Test at the Gabba, Warner did not come to the field for fielding on the third day due to injuries sustained twice. Warner played a brilliant innings of 94 runs in the first innings for Australia.

Usman Khawaja can open in second Test – Ricky Ponting

Ricky Ponting told an Australian cricket website, “If David Warner does not play in the second Test, then I think maybe Usman Khawaja can get a chance as an opening batsman. However, he has played for Queensland in the last few years. But, he has done it for Australia. Also Khawaja is an experienced player. However, it is a bit of a concern that he hasn’t opened for a long time.

Let us inform that on Thursday, David Warner was injured on the ball of fast bowler Mark Wood, after which he was sent for a scan. However, scans did not confirm any serious injuries and Australia are expected to take the field to bat in the second innings.

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