Australia's destructive opening batsman David Warner could miss the last three ODIs of the five-match series against India, or even the three-match T20 series, as he waits for some good news on a personal front.
Warner and his wife Candice are expecting the birth of their second child later this month, and the left-hander might skip the final three ODIs or the T20 series, depending on the time of the birth, in order to be with his partner.
"Fingers crossed it comes when it's due, that's later towards the end of this month. I'm just looking forward to playing the first couple of one-dayers and obviously I'll be by the phone waiting for that phone call," Warner told reporters on Thursday.
The 29-year old left-handed opening batsman also said that India are a good competitive side and it is going to be a challenge to beat them.
"I'm really looking forward to the one-day series. India are going to be very challenging. We know that they always bring a good competitive team out here," Warner added.
According to The West Australian, if the call comes early, then Warner will have to board a long flight from Perth to Sydney. In that case Warner will miss out the first couple of ODIs. But the aggressive opener is not expecting the call soon.
Australia will be without pace spearhead Mitchell Starc and the retired Mitchell Johnson for the entire limited-overs series against India. The onus, therefore, will be on Josh Hazlewood, who will look to lead the bowling attack from the front, along with the uncapped Joel Paris and Scott Boland. Kane Richardson will also want to make an impression, but Australia will lack that venom that Starc and Johnson would have brought.