Warner was dominated out of the primary two Checks in Adelaide and Melbourne after tearing an adductor muscle, however has been included within the 18-man squad for the match on the Sydney Cricket Floor beginning on Jan. 7.
With opener Joe Burns dropped after a woeful Melbourne Check, Australia could have a brand new opening partnership as they give the impression of being to rebound from an eight-wicket defeat and take a 2-1 lead within the collection.
McDonald mentioned having Warner pad up if not utterly match can be a “clear possibility” and a matter for the participant and head coach Justin Langer.
“He might not be 100%. Who’s coming off an harm? You by no means know till you get on the market,” McDonald instructed reporters on Thursday.
“Look, if he is 90-95% match and the dialog is that he is match sufficient to have the ability to go on the market and carry out his duties for the crew, then I am certain that’ll be a dialog the coach has with the participant.
“Most instances Justin is fairly open with the gamers by way of giving them accountability round that.”
Uncapped opener Will Pucovski was additionally included within the squad and McDonald understood that to imply the teen had cleared concussion protocols.
Pucovski, who has a historical past of concussion issues, was dominated out of the opening Checks after being struck on the helmet with a bouncer in a tour match.
McDonald mentioned he can be with the squad after they return to coaching in Melbourne from Jan. 2.
“It should simply be a matter now of what coaching and the way shortly he can ramp as much as make himself out there for choice,” he mentioned.
Matthew Wade was promoted to open with Burns within the first two Checks and made strong begins in three of his 4 innings with out cracking a half-century.
McDonald praised Wade’s efficiency as a makeshift opener however mentioned he felt his greatest place was within the center order.