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Tye to replace Richardson in Aussie squad

By cricinfo
February 28, 2019

HYDERABAD: Australia fast bowler Kane Richardson has been ruled out of the ongoing India tour after failing to recover from an injury sustained at training ahead of the T20I series.

Western Australia’s Andrew Tye will replace him for the forthcoming ODI leg of the tour.

Richardson is understood to have picked up the injury while batting in the nets in Hyderabad, where Australia trained before the first T20I in Visakhapatnam on February 24. Richardson didn’t play in that game.

“Kane reported some left side pain at training prior to the opening T20I in Vizag,” Australia physio David Beakley confirmed. “Unfortunately he has not recovered well enough in order to play a further part in the tour. Kane will return home to continue his rehabilitation, and we (will) monitor his progress over the coming weeks.”

Richardson’s injury means Australia have only one reserve bowler on the bench — Nathan Lyon — as they head into the final T20I in Bengaluru with a 1-0 lead.