World Cup 2019: David Warner set to welcome third child after New Zealand match

The Warners already have two daughters, Ivy Mae and Indi Rae, and the plan is for Warner's wife Candice to have her labour induced on Sunday.

Explosive batsman David Warner and wife Candice are set to welcome their third child after Australia’s World Cup match against Trans-Tasman rival New Zealand here on Saturday.

The Warners already have two daughters, Ivy Mae and Indi Rae, and the plan is for Candice to have her labour induced on Sunday.

“I just love being a father. 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,” Warner said.

“But my wife, as selfless as she is, cricket is a priority and winning games for Australia and that’s what we’re trying to do,” said the 32-year-old left-handed batsman.

Warner is returning to international cricket after serving a one-year ban for his involvement in the infamous ball-tampering scandal in South Africa.

The unwanted pressures of that controversy saw Candice suffer a miscarriage soon after the South Africa tour.

“It was unfortunate we had two miscarriages during that time and we would have had one (baby) before this but that’s just what happens,” Warner said.

“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...and then concentrating on cricket. That’s my first priority once that’s done,” he said.