David Warner subbed out with concussion in Delhi, replaced by Matt Renshaw
At the time he was described as not feeling “100 percent” and after further assessment during the evening he has been withdrawn from the match.
Warner’s withdrawal continues a difficult start to the tour for him after twin failures in Nagpur which have thrown the spotlight on his future in Test cricket. He now averages 21.78 in Tests in India.
It means a quick return to the side for Renshaw who was left out following the defeat in Nagpur to accommodate the return of Travis Head.
Although Renshaw came back into the Test side in the middle order he opened throughout the first phase of his career from 2016-17.
Australia have had a number of injury problems on this tour. Cameron Green and Mitchell Starc did not recover from their broken fingers in time to make the team in Delhi while Josh Hazlewood has also missed the first two matches.