Aaron Hardie will take Warner’s position in the five-match T20 series against India, which begins on Thursday.
David Warner, Australia’s opening batsman, has withdrawn from the five-match T20 series against India, which begins on Thursday.
Warner, Australia’s leading run-scorer during their World Cup triumph, has been replaced by all-rounder Aaron Hardie.
“After a successful but demanding World Cup campaign, selectors decided Warner would return home,” Cricket Australia said in a statement.
With Warner’s departure, just seven members of Australia’s World Cup-winning ODI squad – Sean Abbott, Head, Josh Inglis, Glenn Maxwell, Smith, Marcus Stoinis, and Adam Zampa – will be in India for the series.
Australia: Matthew Wade (c), Aaron Hardie, Jason Behrendorff, Sean Abbott, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Glenn Maxwell, Tanveer Sangha, Matt Short, Steve Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa
India: Suryakumar Yadav (c), Ruturaj Gaikwad (vc), Ishan Kishan, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Varma, Rinku Singh, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Shivam Dubey, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan, Mukesh Kumar, Shreyas Iyer (last two matches only)