Friday 14 August 2009 

Ashes 2009: Australia Call For Keeper Cover

Ashes 2009: Australia Call For Keeper Cover
Ashes 2009: Australia Call For Keeper Cover
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Queensland wicket-keeper Chris Hartley will play for Australia when they take on the England Lions in a two-day tour match at Canterbury this weekend.

Hartley, who has been playing league cricket with Chorley, has been drafted in as cover for Brad Haddin and Graham Manou, who are both nursing hand injuries.

Australian physiotherapist Alex Kountouris explained:
 
"Brad Haddin is recovering from a fractured finger sustained prior to the third Test in Edgbaston. To maximise his recovery, he will not play the game against the English Lions at Canterbury.
 
"Graham Manou sustained a right-hand injury during the third Test in Edgbaston. He was making good progress and unfortunately re-aggravated the injury two days ago. As such he will not play against the Lions to maximise his recovery and have him in the best possible condition for the fifth Ashes Test."

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