India’s 2-1 victory in the series was the final victory for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in 2023. Australia staged a comeback in the third Test in Indore after the hosts had dominated the first two, and the fourth and final Test in Ahmedabad finished in a draw, giving India the series victory. A three-match ODI series between the two nations will now begin on March 17. In addition, David Warner, who missed the final two Tests of the series owing to a hairline fracture, will be available for the 50-over matches for the visitors.
Many believe that Warner should hang up his bat because the 36-year-old has also had trouble scoring runs. Australia head coach Andrew McDonald came forward to give his take on Warner’s situation and opined that the 36-year-old is in Australia’s plans for the upcoming World Test Championship final, which will be played from June 7.
“I think you work through that conversation, and how each player finishes is always different. Some want to go out in a certain way, and others are OK with potentially being dropped. But at the moment Dave’s fully in our plans for the World Test Championship, he’s coming back for the one-day series, and he’s recovered from his injury there; so we’ll see Dave back in Australian colors on the 17th, and we’ll go from there,” McDonald was quoted as saying by The Age.
He also talked about the tight schedule for the Aussies, which includes The Ashes, the WTC final, and the ODI World Cup towards the latter stages of the year. “We are continually talking to our senior players about what they have coming up. Juggling the schedule that’s in front of us, We are staring down 274 days on the road—144 for the red-ball team, 130 for the white-ball team,” he said.