Warner retires hurt after bouncer blow

Australia vice-captain walks straight off Darwin's Marrara Oval after being hit by a Hazlewood bouncer in intra-squad match

Australia vice-captain David Warner retired hurt early in his innings but is recovering after being struck on the side of the neck midway through the second session of day two of the intra-squad match in Darwin.

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Warner appeared shaken but OK after the blow, dropping his bat and removing his helmet as Steve Smith came from the slips cordon to check on his well-being. 

The opener walked off the field unassisted, with Bupa Support Team doctor Richard Saw by his side, headed for the change rooms where he was assessed by Dr Saw, with ice applied to the impact site.

Warner indicates to Smith where he was struck // Getty
Warner indicates to Smith where he was struck // Getty

The left-hander was dismissed for four in the first innings and had only made two and faced 14 balls when he appeared to be through his attempted hook from a Josh Hazlewood bouncer early and was hit, denying him some much-needed time in the middle before Australia’s two-Test tour of Bangladesh.

The 14-man squad departs for the subcontinent nation on Friday, with the first Test to be played in the capital city of Dhaka from August 27.

Earlier, Steve Smith made 84 retired and Glenn Maxwell 45 before the Smith XI declared at 6-181 in reply to the Warner XI’s first innings total of 6-360 declared.

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Speaking after play, paceman Cummins confirmed Warner had recovered after being assessed by Saw and applying ice to the injury.

"It's good that Davey's fine," Cummins said. "He's a little bit stiff and sore, but just speaking to him then, he's all fine.

"It's only a practice match so he might or might not be out there tomorrow but he seems to be in pretty good shape."

It's understood Warner's involvement on day three will depend on how he wakes up on Wednesday, and whether he has sufficient range of movement around his neck to take part in proceedings.

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Australia in Bangladesh 2017

Australia squad: Steve Smith (c), David Warner (vc), Ashton Agar, Jackson Bird, Hilton Cartwright, Pat Cummins, Peter Handscomb, Josh Hazlewood, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Renshaw, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Wade.

Bangladesh squad (preliminary): Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Sabbir Rahman, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, Mahmudullah Riyad, Liton Kumar Das, Mominul Haque, Mehedi Hasan, Taijul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Subhashish Roy, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Rubel Hossain, Nurul Hasan, Sanjamul Islam, Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, Mohammad Saifuddin, Anamul Haque, Abul Hasan Raju, Al Amin Hossain, Nasir Hossain, Muktar Ali, Tanbir Haider, Saqlain Sajib, Shafiul Islam.

11-17 August Australia pre-tour training camp, Darwin

18 August Australia arrive

22-23 August Tour match, TBC

27-31 August First Test, Dhaka

4-8 September Second Test, Chittagong