Australia, the hosts ahead of the Test series against India, are suffering blow after blow. Senior opener David Warner has been ruled out of the first Test in Adelaide starting on Thursday due to injury. Steve Smith, who attended a practice session on Tuesday, went back to the dressing room within ten minutes. With that .. what happened ..? The Sydney Morning Herald reported that he had been diagnosed with a spinal cord injury.
The first Test between India and Australia will be played in Adelaide from 9.30 am on Thursday. With that .. Clarity on his injury will come after Steve Smith attends the practice session to be held on Wednesday. What if Steve Smith, who has a better record against India, misses the first Test? That impact will be severe on Australia. In 2018-19, India defeated Australia 2-1 in a four-Test series without Steve Smith and David Warner.
Opener David Warner, fast bowler Sean Abbott and batsman Pacos are already officially out of the first Test. Steve Smith is likely to join the same list. With Australia playing a total of four Test series against India, the Australian team management will not dare to experiment with the injury of Steve Smith.