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Australia still hopeful their vice-captain will be fit to face England on Sunday

David Warner missed training on Friday with a stomach bug but Australia remain hopeful their vice-captain will be fit to face England this weekend.

Warner was laid low by the illness just two days before the first one-day international of a five-match series and chose to remain in the team hotel rather than join up with his team-mates.

Reports Down Under say, however, that the batsman is still expected to be able to take his place at the top of the order at the MCG on Sunday.

Meanwhile, rain wiped out any chance of Australia practising outside on Friday.

Australia's squad pose for a photo ahead of the first ODI

Cameron White has linked up with the national squad following his surprise selection in place of the injured Chris Lynn, and Marcus Stoinis is excited by the 34-year-old's inclusion.

"He is one of the smartest players in Australian cricket, if not international cricket," Stoinis said.

"I remember six years ago preseason, every morning he'd send me a message saying 'What are we doing this morning? Why are we doing it? What are you looking to get out of it?'

"So it's no wonder why he's so good and I'm stoked for him to have the chance to get back into the Aussie colours."

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