Warner doubtful for India tour with a fractured thumb

Zeenews Sports Bureau

In what could be a major setback for the Aussies ahead of the India tour, left-handed explosive opener David Warner was struck on the thumb by paceman Mitchell Johnson while training on Wednesday.

Warner was immediately sent for precautionary scans which revealed a fracture in his thumb.

The injury has clearly ruled him out of the upcoming five-match series against the West Indies. Warner will now be replaced by Usman Khawaja, who will join the squad before the first match of the series on Friday.

The injury could also rule Warner out of the four-Test tour of India, which starts on February 22.