‘A big one could be around the corner’: Warner’s career shows signs of life but hand injury puts opener’s hopes on ice


David Warner will wait until after the second Test to assess damage to his left hand after pushing through the pain barrier to lay the platform for Australia on day one at Lord’s.

Warner made a crucial 66 for Australia on day one of the second Ashes Test, surviving a tough opening session on Wednesday under heavy cloud cover before the visitors went to stumps on 5-339.

The innings was his best in England since the end of the 2015 Ashes series after a miserable 2019 tour, and doubled as the opener’s second score above 50 in 20 innings worldwide.

But it did come through adversity.

Warner has been battling a bruised finger on his left hand since copping a ball to the knuckle from Mohammad Shami in the World Test Championship final against India.

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