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Warner injures neck but ready for the Ashes

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 01:05

Warner confident neck injury won't keep him out of the first test

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SHOWS: BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA (NOVEMBER 21, 2017) (AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION - Broadcasters: NO ACCESS AUSTRALIA Digital: NO ACCESS AUSTRALIA .COM.AU INTERNET SITES / ANY INTERNET SITE OF ANY AUSTRALIAN BASED MEDIA ORGANISATIONS OR MOBILE PLATFORMS / AUSTRALIAN NVO CLIENTS / SMH.COM .AU / NEWS.COM.AU) 1. (SOUNDBITE) (English) VICE-CAPTAIN OF THE AUSTRALIAN CRICKET TEAM, DAVID WARNER SAYING: "My neck's quite stiff. I took a high ball out there and I don't know, something just twinged in my neck. So, just getting a bit of physio treatment at the moment and hopefully it settles down over the next 24 to 48 hours." 2. WHITE FLASH 3. (SOUNDBITE) (English) VICE-CAPTAIN OF THE AUSTRALIAN CRICKET TEAM, DAVID WARNER SAYING: "No, I don't think a sore neck is going to keep me out." 4. WHITE FLASH 5. (SOUNDBITE) (English) VICE-CAPTAIN OF THE AUSTRALIAN CRICKET TEAM, DAVID WARNER SAYING: "Yeah, I think it's probably disappointing for the England team and the country I think. He's (Ben Stokes) let a lot of people down. I would have loved for him to be out here because I know what a competitor he is on the field and he's world class player. But at the end of the day, we've got another 11 guys that will take the field come Thursday and we're excited. We obviously respect our opposition, they've picked the best team that they feel's going to be here to try and beat us. And yeah, I think they are going to hold their own. We start fresh come ball one and that first session is the key to definitely how the game will evolve and hopefully the weather holds off for us." STORY:Vice-captain of the Australian cricket team David Warner said on Tuesday (November 21) that a neck injury sustained during training won't keep him out of the Ashes test on Thursday (November 23). Warner told reporters in Brisbane that he took a high ball during his morning training session and "something twinged" in his neck. Warner said that the team was excited to take on England, adding that the England all rounder Ben Stokes, who has been made unavailable for selection by the England and Wales Cricket Board while his involvement in an altercation outside a Bristol nightclub in September is being investigated, "let a lot of people down". The first of the five-test Ashes will be played at the Gabba in Brisbane from Thursday (November 23) with the fifth and final set to begin on January 4.

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Warner injures neck but ready for the Ashes

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 01:05