• Warner doubts tour of England will happen

    Batsman David Warner is understandably doubtful Australia’s limited-overs tour of England in July will go ahead.

    England and Australia are scheduled to play three ODIs and as many T20Is. The series, however, is in doubt amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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    Plenty of international cricket, including this year’s Indian Premier League, has been suspended indefinitely as a preventative measure against the spread of the virus.

    ‘At the moment it’s highly unlikely we’re going to go over there given what’s happened in England,’ Warner told cricket.com.au.

    England and some European countries have the highest number of infections in the northern hemisphere. British prime minister Boris Johnson is in recovery after being infected by the virus.

    ‘He’s back up on his feet now and that’s fantastic news, but there’s a lot more to this than just sport being played,’ added Warner.

    Australia were in England for the World Cup and Ashes series last year. The Aussies exited the World Cup after a semi-final loss to eventual champions England.

    Warner was the second-highest run-scorer in the tournament behind India’s Rohit Sharma.

    In the Ashes, England and Australia drew the series 2-2 but the visitors retained the coveted title.

    Warner struggled throughout the series, especially against seamer Stuart Broad.

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