Cricket Australia: Josh Hazlewood Ruled Out Of Upcoming Sri Lanka Test Series
Australia has called up the uncapped Jhye Richardson as Josh Hazlewood’s substitution, after the bowler was ruled out of the upcoming Test series against Sri Lanka.
When Virat Kohli’s men turned into the first from their nation to ever win a series against Australia, it was Josh Hazlewood who bowled the largest a larger number of overs than any other Aussie seamer in the ongoing Tests against India.
Be that as it may, having revealed issues with his back, Hazlewood would not be included in both of the two five-day matches against Sri Lanka.
The principal Test starts in Brisbane one week from now and the 22-year-old Richardson, who was engaged with the one-day international arrangement with India, has been added to the squad.
Team Physio David Beakley said: “Josh has reported some back soreness over the last few days and scans have revealed a very early stage stress fracture in the same lower back area as his previous injury from last summer”
He further stated: “He will now begin a rehabilitation program and we are confident he will be available for selection ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup in the UK later this year.”
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 18, 2019
Josh Hazlewood will miss the two Tests against Sri Lanka with early signs of a stress fracture in his back, with Jhye Richardson replacing him in the squad: https://t.co/Kzxd9Hn5kQ pic.twitter.com/Ci4ytcfCNM
— Triple M Cricket (@triplemcricket) January 18, 2019
Given the circumstances and current form, Australia will have to work hard in absence of Josh Hazlewood in the series against Sri Lanka, given that Starc is yet to find his best. Hoff ruled out due to back injury, Jhye Richardson comes in. Need more than one win! #AusvSL #SLvAUS
— Devarchit (@Devarchit) January 18, 2019
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