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Update D'Arcy Short replaces injured Warner for T20Is; Cummins rested

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Australia opener David Warner has been ruled out of the remaining white-ball matches against India after injuring his groin in the second ODI. D'Arcy Short has been named his replacement in the T20I series that follows.

Additionally, Pat Cummins has been rested from remainder of white-ball matches which include one ODI and three T20Is. The 27-year-old, fresh from an IPL campaign for the Kolkata Knight Riders, has looked below his usual best in the two ODIs against India so far. He went wicketless in the first before picking up 3 for 67 in the second.

"Pat and Davie are critical to our plans for the Test Series," head coach Justin Langer said. "Davie will work through his injury rehab and in Pat's case it is important all of our players are managed well to keep them mentally and physically fit throughout what is a challenging summer.

"The priority for both is being fully prepared for one of the biggest and most important home Test Series we have played in recent years, especially with World Test Championship points up for grabs."

Short's last T20I was incidentally against India in Bengaluru in February 2019. He had been on stand-by and training with the squad since flying from Perth to New South Wales following the COVID-19 outbreak in Adelaide.

Marcus Stoinis, who sat out of the second ODI due to a side strain, continues to remain with the squad. Meanwhile, all-rounder Mitchell Marsh will not join the Australia A squad as planned earlier. He will now continue his rehabilitation from an ankle injury sustained while playing in the IPL and make his comeback with the Perth Scorchers in the BBL. No replacement has been named for him in the 'A' squad.

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