Faulkner ‘no chance’ for Brisbane clash

2015 World Cup

Injured Australia allrounder James Faulkner has ruled himself out of contention to play in his side's second match of the World Cup, against Bangladesh in Brisbane on Saturday.

Faulkner, who has been sidelined with a side strain since the beginning of the month, missed his side's first World Cup match, against England, at the MCG last Saturday.

The 24 year-old is not sure when he will be fully recovered to take his place in an already powerful Australian starting team.

He said: "I'm no chance for Bangladesh, I can tell you that."

Asked when exactly he would be fit, Faulkner said: "That's the question I'm asking as well. I'm not too sure, it's been just over two weeks now (since he picked up the injury bowling in the ODI tri-series final).

"I suppose time has flown a bit but hopefully I'm back sooner rather than later. I haven't been given any fitness deadline, I'm not sure what their (the selectors') plan is with that.

"I'll just do as I'm told with the medical staff and concentrate on that. It's rehab 24-7 for me and will continue to be until I'm back."

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