India vs Australia, ICC World Cup 2019: Australia's session stopped after David Warner's shot injures bowler

Warner's straight hit at a net bowler left him visibly shaken. The bowler has been cleared off any serious injury or threat.
India vs Australia, ICC World Cup 2019: Australia's session stopped after David Warner's shot injures bowlerIndia vs Australia, ICC World Cup 2019: Australia's session stopped after David Warner's shot injures bowler
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The safety of net bowlers was in the spotlight once again when pacer Jaykishan Plaha suffered a blow after David Warner hit him straight on the eve of Australia's World Cup game with India at The Oval. 

The medium pacer of Indian origin lay flat for a while and received medical treatment before being taken to the hospital for. He was said to be conscious and has been cleared off any serious threat or injury after scans. 

The incident left Warner shaken, and he immediately rushed to the bowler's aid. 

"Dave was obviously pretty shaken up," said Australia captain Aaron Finch at the pre-match press conference. "It was a decent hit to the head. Hopefully everything keeps going well for the youngster and he's back up and running shortly. It was tough to watch."

Though the training session resumed soon after, the safety of the net bowlers came to the fore again. While Kishan was hit straight off the bat, there have been previous instances when bowlers have been hit off metal rods that hold the nets together as well. 

Many coaches believe in wearing a baseball style helmet while giving throwdowns. The advent of T20 has ensured that bats are bigger and shots are harder, which often puts bowlers and umpires at risk. Umpire Bruce Oxenford wears a shield on his arm to guard against straight hits. 

Not long ago, Jaydev Unadakat had asked for face masks aftrer Ashok Dinda had been hit. 

This is not the first time a bowler has been hit while training this World Cup. Afghanistan's Hamid Hassan received a blow on his back while preparing for the match against Sri Lanka. 

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