New Delhi: Australia opener David Warner is reportedly set to miss the remainder of the One-Day International Tri-series in the West Indies after breaking a finger during Saturday's win over South Africa.
Warner, 29, made a fluent 109 from 120 balls to help his team beat the Proteas by 36 runs at Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts yesterday. His sixth ODI hundred earned him the Man of the Match award, but picked an injury after taking a blow to the left index finger while fielding and an X-ray on Sunday revealed a fracture.
"We will assess the situation over the coming days to see if the injury requires a surgical option but should that not be the case then David is likely to be available to return to play in somewhere between two and six weeks," said Australia team doctor Geoffrey Verrall.
A decision on Warner`s further participation in the competition will be made in the next few days, said a Cricket Australia spokesman.
However, with the tournament ending on June 29, it seems likely that the 29-year-old`s tour is over.
"It`s obviously disappointing to be sidelined given the form I`ve been in and given the important stage the tri-series is at, but it`s always important to look at the positives," said Warner.
"This downtime, however long or short it is, will give me the chance to freshen up and spend quality time with my family after an intense period of action, with a home summer that was followed by trips to New Zealand and South Africa, plus the World Twenty20 and the Indian Premier League."
(With Agency inputs)