David Warner has a one-year-old daughter Ivy Mae © Getty Images
David Warner has a one-year-old daughter Ivy Mae © Getty Images

David Warner is expecting a call from wife Candice Warner later this month for the birth of their second child. However, Warner is sure will be available for a couple of matches of their upcoming series against India, which is set to begin on January 12. The Australian had missed Zimbabwe series in 2014 when Candice had given birth to Ivy Mae. And again this time, the opener’s first priority is family and will skip the matches that will clash the birth of their second child. “Fingers crossed it comes when it’s due, that’s later towards the end of this month,” he said after scoring the fastest SCG Test ton ever against West Indies on Thursday. FULL SCORECARD: Australia vs India, 1st ODI at Perth

According to cricket.com.au, Warner who is looking forward to playing India in the One-Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) series said, “I’m just looking forward to playing the first couple of one-dayers and obviously I’ll be by the phone waiting for that phone call. There’s a red-eye [flight from Perth to Sydney].”

The explosive opening batsman added, “I’m really looking forward to the one-day series. India are going to be very challenging. We know that they always bring a good competitive team out here.” READ: 2015 Yearender: Cricketers who got hitched in 2015

Meanwhile, Australian skipper Steven Smith who was doubtful for the series against India due to a multiple injuries has confirmed his availability. He said,” It’s been a good week off for me. I haven’t done anything. The body’s fresh and ready to go and up for every game this summer hopefully.”