Perth Scorchers Make Two Changes to Squad
The Perth Scorchers have made two changes to their 13-player squad ahead of their KFC Big Bash League clash against the Hobart Hurricanes at Optus Stadium tomorrow night.
All-rounder Ashton Agar will return to the squad after passing a fitness test last night, recovering from an ankle injury he sustained a week ago, leaving Will Bosisto out of the 13.
The BBL Technical Committee has approved Local Replacement player Nick Hobson to come into the squad for Cameron Green due to injury.
Hobson, a talented left-handed top-order batsman represented WA at the National Under 19’s Carnival in 2012-13 and has been a regular in WA’s Toyota Futures League team since 2014-15 with a top score of 102.
The 24-year-old has scored 2,427 runs since the beginning of the 2016-17 season for his club Claremont-Nedlands.
Scorchers Sports Science Sports Medicine Manager Nick Jones said on Cameron Green;
“Cameron reported increasing lower back pain during our last BBL match against the Sydney Sixers.
“Follow up scans have revealed a lumbar bone stress injury that will require a period of rest from bowling.
“The exact timeframe of rest that Cam requires from bowling will be determined by his progress over the next month, but at this stage we expect he won’t bowl for a minimum of 6-8 weeks.”
KFC Big Bash League – Game 9
Perth Scorchers v Hobart Hurricanes
Friday 18 Jan @ Optus Stadium
Broadcast: Fox Cricket @ 6:30pm AWST
Perth Scorchers Squad: Ashton Turner ©, Ashton Agar, Cameron Bancroft, Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Aaron Hardie, Nick Hobson, Matt Kelly, Michael Klinger, Usman Qadir, Andrew Tye, Sam Whiteman, David Willey.
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