Back injury ends Nathan Coulter-Nile's Sri Lanka tour

Nathan Coulter-Nile was not in the playing XI of the Australian team in the first two games as well
Nathan Coulter-Nile was not in the playing XI of the Australian team in the first two games as well
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Australian fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile will not take part in the remaining games of the ongoing tour of Sri Lanka as he has been ruled out due to a back injury.

According to the Australian team physiotherapist David Beakley, Coulter-Nile has been suffering from pain in his lower back and hence he is being sent to Perth to conduct further investigations.

“Nathan had been experiencing a gradual increase in lower back pain which is now preventing him from bowling at match intensity,” Beakley said.

“He will now return to Perth for further investigation which will determine the extent of the injury and possible return to play timelines.”

Australia have not announced a replacement for Coulter-Nile for the remaining three ODIs as Scott Boland and John Hastings, who are the members of the 13-man Twenty20 International squad are already present in Sri Lanka.

Coulter-Nile did not feature in the first two ODIs of the ongoing five-match series between Australia and Sri Lanka which is currently level at 1-1 with three games to go.

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