Before commencing their prestigious carnival of ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, Australian Squad suffered a big blow as their ace fast bowler Jhye Richardson failed to recover from a shoulder injury. As a result, the 22-year-old astonishing cricketer has been ruled out from the World Cup squad. The 28-year-old Australian cricketer Hazlewood had been sidelined from the field since January following his painful back injury. However, Hazlewood has been picked up for Australia A one-day squad for the ODI matches scheduled to be held in England while the cricket world cup is rolling on.
The physiotherapist of the Australian squad, David Beakley said on the development, “after his most recent assessment and attempting to bowl in the nets, it was clear that Jhye was not progressing as fast as required”. He also added, “In consultation with selectors, we made the decision to withdraw him from the squad”. Earlier in January 2019, Jhye made his Test debut for Australia against Sri Lanka after replacing injured Josh Hazlewood.
Aussies will start their grand cricket cup campaign against Afghanistan from June 1, 2019 at Bristol Country Ground, England. Moreover, just 22 days have been left to start over the flagship event as the opening battle between the hosting team England and South Africa will begin on May 30 at Oval Stadium, London.
Australian Squad for ICC World Cup 2019: Aaron Finch (Skipper), Alex Carey (wicket-keeper), Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa