Pregnant Candice Warner is set to give birth to her and David’s third child later TODAY in the UK
- Candice Warner will be induced in London on Sunday to have her third child
- David is currently versing New Zealand at Lord’s a day before going into hospital
- The couple are expecting a girl and already have two daughters, aged 4 and 2
- Candice and the kids will live in London until the end of the Ashes in September
After weeks of speculation, it’s been announced David Warner’s pregnant wife Candice will be induced in a London hospital on Sunday to have their third child.
David will be by Candice’s side while she gives birth, before joining teammates later in the week in Manchester to continue Australia’s World Cup campaign.
Candice, their daughters Indi Rae, four, and Ivy Mae, two, and their newborn will move into an apartment in Paddington until the end of the Ashes in September.
Timing the baby to arrive on Sunday makes the most of the Australian cricket team’s seven-day break – ensuring Warner doesn’t miss a game of the World Cup.
With The Ashes series to follow the World Cup, the Warners’ baby girl will spend her first three months growing up in London.
Candice, their daughters Indi Rae, four, and Ivy Mae, two, and their newborn will move into an apartment in London until David (right) finishes the Ashes series in September
Candice flew over to London last month, just before the travel deadline in her pregnancy was finished. Pictured at the airport with her and David’s two daughters Indi Rae and Ivy Mae
Warner is cutting his wife’s delivery down fine – with the star batsman playing New Zealand at Lord’s on the eve of Candice going into hospital.
The World Cup’s leading run-scorer will stay in London for the birth before heading to Manchester ahead of the final group clash against South Africa on July 6.
‘Our preparation (for South Africa) starts when I get back to Manchester,’ Warner said.
‘I’ve got a great, supportive wife, a great family base at home as well.
‘We’ve got great support around us, the guys here have been fantastic, they’ve really got around me at this important time for my family.
‘But my wife, as selfless as she is, cricket’s priority and winning games for Australia and that’s what we’re trying to do.’
Australia’s coach Justin Langer said last week he was well across the situation and planning around it.
David will be by Candice’s side while she gives birth, before joining teammates later in the week in Manchester to continue Australia’s World Cup campaign
Timing the baby to arrive on Sunday makes the most of the Australian cricket team’s seven-day break – ensuring Warner doesn’t miss a game in the World Cup. Pictured with wife Candice in 2017
Combined with Finch, Warner has formed part of the best opening combination in the World Cup and his place at the top of the order is vital for Australia.
Warner was banned from cricket for one year for his role in the ball-tampering scandal in March 2018.
He has made a stunning return to cricket since the ban was lifted this year.
The batsman became the first to score two 150+ scores in the Cricket World Cup after scoring 166 runs against Bangladesh on June 20.
Warner and his family have endured a difficult 15 months since the dramas of Cape Town last year.
The 32-year-old confirmed he and Candice had suffered the pain of not just one, but two miscarriages in that time.
Warner has made a stunning return to cricket, becoming the first batsman to score two 150+ scores in the Cricket World Cup after scoring 166 runs against Bangladesh on June 20
Warner was banned for 12 months after masterminding a plot to change the condition of the ball during the third Test in Cape Town in March 2018. Pictured at a press conference in Sydney that same month
Warner said the personal and family heartache had changed his outlook in his time away from cricket.
‘Yeah definitely (gives it all perspective),’ Warner said.
‘It was unfortunate we had the two miscarriages during that time and we would have had one (baby) before this.
‘The stats are there, one in four I think it is.
‘So we’re just grateful to have two healthy little girls at the moment and hopefully that third one on Sunday so I’m really anticipating it.’