Cricket: Controversial batsman David Warner to rejoin Australia's Ashes squad, eyes recall
LONDON (AFP) - David Warner is to rejoin Australia's squad in England on Monday, a team spokesman told AFP, as the controversial batsman eyes a recall for a third Test that the tourists must win to keep their Ashes hopes alive.
Warner was banned in the run-up to the opening match of the series after punching England batsman Joe Root in a Birmingham bar in June following Australia's defeat by their arch-rivals in the Champions Trophy one-day tournament in June.
His subsequent lack of match practice saw the selectors send him out to join the Australia 'A' side on their tour of Zimbabwe and South Africa.
That meant he missed the first two Tests of the five-match Ashes series, both of which Australia lost as they went down by 14 runs at Trent Bridge, and then suffered a 347-run hammering at Lord's.