Friday 25 September 2009 

Injuries Force Australia & New Zealand Squad Changes

Injuries Force Australia & New Zealand Squad Changes
Injuries Force Australia & New Zealand Squad Changes
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Both Australia and New Zealand have made an enforced change to their 15-man squads for the ICC Champions Trophy following injuries to Nathan Bracken and Jacob Oram.

Bracken has a knee injury and he will be replaced by fellow New South Wales left-arm fast bowler Doug Bollinger while James Franklin had to leave in the middle of a county match with Gloucestershire after he was called up to replace Oram, who has pulled a hamstring.

The ICC has confirmed that both changes have been passed by the event technical committee ahead of Australia's opener against the West Indies on 26th September.

Bollinger played three One-Day Internationals, all against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates earlier this year while all-rounder Franklin last played an ODI against Sri Lanka in the 2007 World Cup although he had recently been recalled to New Zealand's Test team following a long injury lay-off.

New Zealand play Sri Lanka in a must-win match on 27th September.

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