Shaun Marsh, James Faulkner ruled out of South Africa ODIs, Usman Khawaja called up

Batsman Shaun Marsh and all-rounder James Faulkner have been ruled out of Australia's one-day series in South Africa later this month with injuries, Cricket Australia said on Thursday

AFP, Sep, 15 2016

Sydney: Batsman Shaun Marsh and all-rounder James Faulkner have been ruled out of Australia's one-day series in South Africa later this month with injuries, Cricket Australia said on Thursday.

File image of Usman Khawaja. Solaris Images

File image of Usman Khawaja. Solaris Images

Marsh has a fractured finger and Faulkner suffered a calf injury in training. The selection panel have called up Usman Khawaja for Marsh, but said Faulkner will not be replaced.

"Shaun undertook a follow-up X-ray and was reviewed by specialists this week," team physiotherapist David Beakley said. "Unfortunately, due to the fracture being in the joint of the finger, we have decided to take a more conservative approach, therefore he will not be available for the South Africa series."

"James suffered a low-grade calf strain during a fitness session in Sydney on Thursday, which we expect to take up to four weeks to recover," he added.

Captain Steve Smith, who was rested from the Sri Lanka tour after the second of five ODIs, returns to lead the side.

The tour comprises six ODIs with the first against Ireland on 27 September followed by five against South Africa beginning on 30 September.

Published Date: Sep 15, 2016 | Updated Date: Sep 15, 2016




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