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Australia's Josh Hazelwood ruled out of Domain Test against Sri Lanka due to injury

Josh Hazlewood
Josh Hazlewood
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Josh Hazlewood has been ruled out of the Domain Test Series against Sri Lanka, due to back injury.


Cricket Australia Physiotherapist, David Beakley said:


 “Josh has reported some back soreness over the last few days and scans have revealed a very early stage stress fracture in the same lower back area as his previous injury from last summer.
 
“He will now begin a rehabilitation program and we are confident he will be available for selection ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup in the UK later this year,” concluded Beakley.
 
The Cricket Australia National Selection Panel has selected West Australian, Jhye Richardson to replace Hazlewood.
 
National Selector Trevor Hohns said, “Jhye has had an impressive first half in his Sheffield Shield season and no-one could deny he has now continued that form in ODI matches for Australia.
 
“We consider Jhye to be an ideal replacement in the squad for Josh,” said Hohns.

The Australian Test squad will assemble in Brisbane on Saturday evening, ahead of the first Domain Day-Night Test at the Gabba commencing on Thursday 24 January.