David Warner was expected to be fit for the upcoming Bangladesh tour despite retiring hurt following a blow to the side of the neck by a bouncer during a warm-up match on Tuesday (August 15).
The opening batsman was hit by a Josh Hazlewood delivery that forced him to sink to his knees and let go of his bat in the intra-squad three-day match in Darwin, with Steven Smith rushing from slips to check on his deputy.
Appearing shaken, Warner removed his helmet and immediately walked off the field leaving his bat behind. He was later assessed by Richard Saw, the team doctor, who applied ice to the injury and asked the 30-year-old spent the afternoon recovering in the team dressing room.
On Wednesday, a report on cricket.com.au said Warner had passed a concussion test and would be available for the tour of Bangladesh, but would sit out the rest of the ongoing game.
“It’s good that Davey’s fine,” said Pat Cummins after close of play on Tuesday. “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.”
The Australian squad will fly to Dhaka on Friday for the two-Test tour, which begins on August 27.