Australia have suffered a giant harm blow forward of the all-important ICC World Cup 2023 as their opening batsman Travis Head suffered a hand harm in the course of the fourth ODI in opposition to South Africa on Friday (September 16).
Australia are at the moment ready for an replace on the batsman to see whether or not he can be slot in time to take part within the ODI World Cup. The thirteenth version of the World Cup is scheduled to be performed from October 5 to November 19. Australia, however, will open their marketing campaign on October 8 in opposition to hosts Workforce India in Chennai.
The group from Down Beneath suffered a crushing loss in opposition to South Africa within the fourth ODI. However greater than the humiliating defeat, it was the harm of Travis Head that might fear the group administration. The left-handed batsman is in a race in opposition to time to be match for the marquee occasion after struggling a fractured hand.
Travis Head in race in opposition to time for World Cup:
Travis Head was pressured to retire damage after copping a nasty blow on his hand from a rising supply by South Africa pacer Gerald Coetzee. After the match, Australia head coach Andrew McDonald revealed that scans had confirmed a fracture to Travis Head’s left hand.
Additional scans are anticipated to disclose the extent of the fracture. Nevertheless, with simply over three weeks remaining earlier than Australia open their World Cup marketing campaign, Travis Head’s participation within the World Cup particularly within the early half appears to be like extremely uncertain.
“It’s a confirmed fracture,” McDonald stated. “As to the character of what kind of timeframe that lends itself to, that can be assessed tomorrow.
“I believe he’s going to go in for extra scans tomorrow to get a element of that, then we’ll work out the administration of it from there. I’m not a medical individual however I believe it’s a bit greater up than the finger itself…it’s in a joint (within the hand) someplace. Fingers crossed with the World Cup quick approaching,” he added.
Travis Head has been named in Australia’s 15-men squad for the World Cup. Groups are allowed to make modifications to their squad until September 28. After that, they’ll want the ICC’s permission to make any change to the ultimate squad. In case Travis Head is dominated out, Australia are more likely to change him with Mitchell Marsh on the high of the batting order.
Speaking concerning the sport, South Africa thrashed Australia by 164 runs to attract degree within the five-match sequence. Driving on Heinrich Klaasen’s whirlwind knock of 174 runs from simply 83 balls, South Africa piled up a mammoth 416 for five earlier than bowling out Australia for 252.