Coulter-Nile out of tri-series

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Fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile has been ruled out of Australia's ODI tri-series with Zimbabwe and South Africa, after undergoing hamstring surgery.

Fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile has been ruled out of Australia's ODI tri-series with Zimbabwe and South Africa, after undergoing hamstring surgery.

Coulter-Nile, who has been a regular member of the national limited-overs outfit since a promising debut in February 2013, sustained the injury during the Delhi Daredevils' Indian Premier League campaign earlier this year.

"Nathan has had a recurring left hamstring tendon injury over the past four months and required surgery to repair the damaged tendon to give it the best chance of recovery," said team physiotherapist Alex Kountouris.

"Nathan will now commence a rehabilitation programme, however he is unlikely to be bowling again in time to be available for the ODI tri-series in Zimbabwe. We will take our time with Nathan's recovery to ensure he is fully fit for the big summer of cricket ahead."

The Australians will also be without batsman David Warner, who will be on paternity leave. The seven-match series will commence on 25 August and conclude on 6 September.

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