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SL vs AUS 2022: Big SETBACK for Australia as THIS player likely to miss Test series | Cricket News

SL vs AUS 2022: Large SETBACK for Australia as THIS participant more likely to miss Take a look at sequence | Cricket Information

Australia might be compelled to re-jig their line-up for the primary Take a look at towards Sri Lanka subsequent week with information that in-form batter Travis Head is battling a hamstring downside.

Head damage his proper hamstring whereas fielding in the course of the fourth ODI in Colombo on Tuesday and has subsequently been dominated out of that includes in Friday’s fifth and last ODI at R. Premadasa Stadium.

It additionally means the 28-year-old is in severe doubt for the primary Take a look at of the two-match sequence that commences in Galle on June 29.

Coming to a web session close to you quickly: The Aussies have provide you with an ingenious new coaching drill for the close-in fielders forward of the #SLvAUS Checks pic.twitter.com/5lLKd39gjU
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) June 21, 2022

Whereas Australia’s white-ball captain Aaron Finch was reluctant to debate Head’s availability for the Take a look at sequence, he did affirm the proficient left-hander would miss the ultimate ODI match of the sequence.

“It’s kind of extra of a precaution, particularly with the place he fields,” Finch mentioned.

“He fields within the outfield and the bottom is kind of heavy and he does a variety of Ok’s (kilometres). I am undecided what he’ll be like for the Checks however he is positively not accessible for tomorrow,” added Finch.

If Head does miss the opening Take a look at then Australia has loads of choices to think about as his substitute, given Australia A squad is at the moment halfway by means of a four-day match towards Sri Lanka’s A aspect close by in Hambantota.

Left-handed trio Marcus Harris, Matthew Renshaw and Nic Maddinson might all come into rivalry to switch Head, whereas veteran all-rounder Glenn Maxwell may even be used if selectors need one other part-time spinning choice.

Maxwell hasn’t performed a Take a look at for nearly 5 years, however newly-appointed Australia coach Andrew McDonald not too long ago refused to shut the door on the proficient 33-year-old making a return to five-day cricket.

Extra damage considerations for Australia in Sri Lanka with Travis Head dominated out of the fifth ODI #SLvAUS | @LouisDBCameron
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) June 23, 2022

“You by no means know with what will occur,” McDonald mentioned on Melbourne radio station SEN final month.

“He (Maxwell) has obtained an amazing file within the sub-continent, and in India particularly with that hundred in Ranchi and he also can give us off-spin.”

Australia at the moment sit in first place on the World Take a look at Championship standings forward of an important interval for all international locations with loads of five-day cricket to be performed.

Sri Lanka are fourth on the standings and shall be filled with confidence following their ODI sequence victory.

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