Warner injury scare won’t stop Ashes charge

Australia’s firey opening batsman David Warner insists he’ll be fit for the Ashes opener on Thursday, despite suffering a neck injury and struggling to bat at training today.

With only two days until the first ball of the 2017/18 Ashes is bowled, Australia’s vice-captain left training after twinging his neck during catching practice.

He then spent some time with the physio before coming out and attempting to bat in the Gabba nets.


Warner lasted two balls before leaving for more treatment.

“I’m getting a bit of physio at the moment and hopefully it settles down in the next 24 or 48 hours,” he said.

“I don’t think a sore neck is going to keep me out.”