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David Warner expected to have surgery in World Cup fitness race

David Warner is expected to undergo surgery on his injured elbow tomorrow, after returning home from a stint in the Bangladesh Premier League.

The suspended Test opener will check in for an assessment in Melbourne tomorrow before it's anticipated he'll receive a clean up of his problematic elbow on the same day.

In good news for Australia it's believed the injury is not as serious as the one sustained by Steve Smith, which threatens to ruin the former captain's early preparations for June's World Cup.

Both Warner and Smith carried small niggles into the Bangladesh Twenty20 competition, before reporting pain and returning home within a week of each other.

The pair's bans end on March 29 and there had been some hope they could return in a one-day series against Pakistan in the UAE.

While Smith would be in a race against the clock to play in that series and the early stages of the Indian Premier League, Warner will likely return in time.

While there had been some conjecture about the pair's return for both the World Cup and Ashes squads, Australia's woes with the bat in the past year have almost made it appear to be a mere formality.

Australian opening batsman David Warner
Australian opening batsman David Warner Source: Photosport


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