Warner and Watson ready for Boxing Day Test

Dave Warner and Shane Watson are said to be playing in the Boxing Day test match against India.

They were both in doubt after separate incidents throughout the week.

Warner injured his thumb in Australia’s second Test win at the Gabba last week, and will wear a finger splint in tomorrow’s clash.


As for Watson, he gave the Aussies a big scare when he was hit in the helmet by a bouncer during routine practice at the MCG earlier this week.

He left the nets to be checked by the team doctor and is believed to be fine, but it was a confronting moment for the team just weeks after Phillip Hughes was killed when was struck by a bouncer.