Back troubles rule Hazlewood out of England tour
Australia suffered a blow with the news that seamer Josh Hazlewood has been ruled out of next month’s limited-overs tour to England due to having back soreness.
Queensland seamer Michael Neser, who is uncapped at international level, has been called up as a replacement for the tour that will see the Aussies play five ODIs and a T20I against England.
Hazlewood’s withdrawal will leave the Aussies with a depleted pace attack in the UK as Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins are also nursing injuries.
Cricket Australia physiotherapist David Beakley said: “Josh has been managing some low level bone stress in his lumbar spine for a short period.
“He had a repeat scan today and although it has not progressed to a fracture he is starting to experience some lower back pain.
“As such, we are taking a conservative approach and he will not travel to England for the one-day series.”
The 28-year-old Neser has taken 41 wickets in 38 List A matches at an average of 36 and has earned a reputation as a skilful swing bowler on Australia’s domestic circuit.
Neser will join Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Billy Stanlake and Andrew Tye as the pacemen in the Aussies’ 14-man squad while allrounder Marcus Stoinis will also be a seam bowling option.
Australia ODI squad: Tim Paine (capt & wk), Aaron Finch (vice-capt), Ashton Agar, Alex Carey (wk), Travis Head, Nathan Lyon, Glenn Maxwell, Shaun Marsh, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, D’Arcy Short, Billy Stanlake, Marcus Stoinis, Andrew Tye, Michael Neser
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