Hastings ruled out of ODI triangular series


Cricket Australia (CA) confirmed that paceman John Hastings has been ruled of the ODI triangular series in the West Indies in June due to injury, with Victoria seamer Scott Boland called up.

The 30-year-old Hastings injured his ankle playing while playing for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and subsequently had to withdraw from the tournament and flew home.

The triangular series in the Caribbean will feature the hosts, the Aussies and South Africa.

CA'S sports science and sports medicine manager, Alex Kountouris, said: "John experienced pain in his left ankle during his recent stint in the IPL and had scans upon returning home which have confirmed early stage bone stress of his fibula bone near his ankle.

"While laid off with this injury we have taken this opportunity to undertake arthrosporic surgery to remove bone spurs in his left ankle which have been causing him concern for some time and were possibility contributing to the cause of the bone stress.

"John had this surgery over the weekend and now requires a period of rest to resolve the bone stress and recover from surgery before he will resume bowling."

Boland, who made his international debut in January, has taken five wickets in six ODI appearances.