Australia opener David Warner out of Royal London Series with broken thumb

Australia opener David Warner out of Royal London Series with broken thumb Cricket Australia have tweeted: 'David Warner has a fracture in his left thumb, expected to be out for 4-6 weeks'After the second one-day international at Lord's they added: 'Replacement to be named in due course'Warner was hit by a short ball from Steven Finn and forced to retire hurt

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David Warner will miss the rest of Australia's Royal London Series campaign against England after breaking his thumb, and will be replaced by Aaron Finch.

Warner, hit by a short ball from Steven Finn and forced to retire hurt in the second one-day international at Lord's, will fly home on Monday.

Cricket Australia announced on Twitter: 'David Warner has a fracture in his left thumb, expected to be out for 4-6 weeks. Replacement to be named in due course.'

David Warner will miss the rest of the Royal London Series campaign vs England after breaking his thumb

David Warner will miss the rest of the Royal London Series campaign vs England after breaking his thumb

Australia opener Warner was hit by a short ball from Steven Finn and forced to retire hurt

Australia opener Warner was hit by a short ball from Steven Finn and forced to retire hurt

It was later announced by CA that Finch, already in England as Yorkshire's overseas player, will be the tourists' replacement opening batsman for the final three matches of a series they lead 2-0 after a 64-run win at HQ. 

Shane Watson was also off the field during England's innings, having suffered a calf strain.

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The all-rounder will have scans on his injury to ascertain his availability for the third match at Emirates Old Trafford on Tuesday. 

Despite their injuries to key players, the Aussies defeated England by 64 runs, with England's stand out batsman of the day, Eoin Morgan, the last man to go.

Shane Watson (right) was also off the field during England's innings, having suffered a calf strain

Shane Watson (right) was also off the field during England's innings, having suffered a calf strain

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