With only three weeks to the start of their World Cup campaign in India, Australia is already dealing with new injury concerns after losing the one-day international series 3-2.
All-rounder Aaron Hardie to travel with Australia
Abbott split the webbing between his fingers, and Ellis strained his groin in the recent ODI series, further worsened Australia’s injury crisis.
As a replacement for Sean Abbott and Nathan Ellis, both of whom sustained injuries during the tour of South Africa. Owing to this reason, all-rounder Aaron Hardie will fly to India with the rest of the Australian side, Cricket Australia (CA) announced on Monday.
Just three weeks before the start of their World Cup campaign in India, Australia is dealing with new injury concerns after losing the one-day international series 3-2, which they were leading 0-2.
Big Challenge ahead of the World Cup
After breaking his finger in South Africa, opener Travis Head‘s chances of competing in the World Cup game are in jeopardy. As a result, the team’s management called up additional hitter Matthew Short.
This series will also mark the comeback of the frontline pacers Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and all-rounder Glenn Maxwell. Who will look to find their groove back before the big tournament after recovering from injuries.
It is a very good chance for the Aussies to adapt to the Indian environment and understand the nature of pitches. Apart from playing the warm-up matches, which every team will play. The men in yellow will surely have an upper hand by playing a three match ODI series.
Fans will expect senior players like Smith, Cummins, Warner and Starc to step up and conquer the challenge named India. As the momentum that they gain in this ODI series will be the defining one for their World Cup campaign.
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