Warner acquired the injury while fielding in the second ODI against India and was subsequently ruled out of the remainder of that series as well as the T20Is.
The 34-year-old, however, is hopeful of a return midway through the Test series. “I feel I have made great progress in a short amount of time and it’s best for me to stay here in Sydney to continue working on getting back to full fitness,” he said on Tuesday, 8 December.
“The injury feels a lot better, but I need to be able to satisfy in my own mind and to my team-mates that I'm 100 per cent ready for Test match conditions. That includes running between the wickets and being agile in the field. Right now I feel I am short of being able to play at peak fitness and another 10 days will make a difference.”
JUST IN: David Warner has been ruled out of the first #AUSvIND Test at Adelaide with an injury to his adductor muscle.— ICC (@ICC) December 8, 2020
Australia are confident that he'll regain fitness ahead of the second Test in Melbourne. pic.twitter.com/itZbn0UL21
Warner was in great form before the injury, notching up scores of 69 and 83 in two ODIs. He has also had a good time in his recent red-ball games, with three centuries in his last five Test matches. Two of them also include massive knocks of 154 and 335* against Pakistan last year.
Australia head coach Justin Langer was full of praise for the batsman, saying he's a player who goes "above and beyond" for the side.
“He has done an incredible job to get to where he is today and we hope to have a fully fit David Warner at his absolute best in Melbourne," claimed Langer. "If there is one guy you know will go well above and beyond that’s Dave."
The day/night Test in Adelaide begins on 17 December. Australia and India are first and second on the ICC World Test Championship standings.