BPL 2019

Warner to return home from Bangladesh after elbow injury

David Warner will return home from Bangladesh to have an injured elbow assessed, Cricket Australia said Thursday.

Warner, who is serving a 12-month ban from the national team for his involvement in the infamous SandpaperGate, reportedly injured his elbow during a blistering knock for the Sylhet Sixers in the Bangladesh Premier League on Wednesday.

He will return to Australia next Monday, after two more matches in the BPL.

"While the extent of the injury remains unknown, Warner will continue to play for the Sylhet Sixers before he departs, meaning he will feature in matches on the 18th and 19th," Cricket Australia's official news site reported.

Earlier, former captain Steve Smith returned to Australia to have elbow surgery following an injury he sustained while playing for Comilla Victorians.

Smith is expected to be in a brace for six weeks before undergoing extensive rehabilitation.

The injuries could prove a massive blow to the national side, with the star batsmen facing the prospect of less match-time in the lead up to their expected return to the national side ahead of the World Cup.

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