Australia Delay Naming Replacement For Bollinger

Australia Delay Naming Replacement For Bollinger
Australia Delay Naming Replacement For Bollinger
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Cricket Australia (CA) have delayed naming a replacement player for Doug Bollinger, who flew home from the Cricket World Cup earlier this month.

With their remaining fast bowlers all fit and bowling well, Australia are in no rush to bring their squad back up to its full complement of 15 players.

"It is obviously disappointing to lose Doug Bollinger from the World Cup squad through injury however we have decided to delay the naming of a replacement for him until later in the tournament," National Selection Panel (NSP) chairman Andrew Hilditch said.

"Currently all our fast bowlers are fit and we have John Hastings in the squad ready to play if an opportunity presents itself.

"We also have cover in the event of an injury to Brad Haddin or any one of the batsmen so there is seen to be no rush in making the decision.

"The NSP will make a decision as we approach the later stages of the tournament so we can select a replacement player who in our view will give us the best chance of success in the World Cup."

Australia, who are chasing an unprecedented fourth consecutive World Cup success, have made an impressive start to their campaign, beating Zimbabwe by 91 runs and New Zealand by seven wickets in their opening matches.

They play next against Sri Lanka on 5th March and are available at 5/1 for overall tournament success with .

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