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Warner given mini-break before New Zealand trip

IANS  |  Melbourne 

David Warner, Australia's stand-in for the triangular International series, was on Monday given a mini-before the Kangaroos' next encounter against in on Friday.

The remainder of the T20I squad will head to on Tuesday, but Warner, who was on Monday crowned as Australia's ODI Player of the Year, is flying home to for a couple of days.

"We're going to let him (Warner) go home after the Allan Border Medal ceremony for a couple of days and just arrive the day before the game," was quoted as saying by com.au.

"Give him a couple days at home, really. It's always a challenge when you've got the schedule as it is, but David's really keen to play as captain, so we'll give him a couple days off and get him to just before the game and he can play," he added.

Warner is deputising for Steve Smith, who was rested after the One-day International series against England.

The southpaw is the only member of the victorious Ashes side to feature in all three formats of the game this Australian summer.

won all three matches of the first leg of the Trans-Tasman tri-Series that they hosted while the second leg will be hosted by New Zealand, including the final on February 21.

England are the third side in the triangular series.

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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 19:00 IST
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