Sri Lanka vs Australia : Australia’s injury woes in Sri Lanka deepen on Wednesday with the all-rounder Marcus Stoneis Excludes the rest of the ODI series and trimmers Ashton Agar Also added to the injured list.fast bowler Kane Richardson has flown home with a hamstring problem, and Mitchell Stark, Sean Abbott and Mitchell Marsh no action, and Cameron Green Not good enough for bowling. Stoinis, who scored 44 over 31 points in two matches at Paleclerc and Cricket Australia on Tuesday, said on Wednesday that the 32-year-old would no longer play in the five-match series.
A statement said Agar was also injured while taking two wickets but “will remain with the team to continue his recovery and ongoing assessment”.
Hitters and part-time spinners travis head Left-arm spinner Matthew Kuhnemann, currently at Hambantota for the four-day Australian A-Class, will join the ODI team on Thursday.
Speaking before the announcement, Exam Captain Pat Cummins – hit his first ODI in 18 months on Tuesday – said Australia still had “a lot of options”.
“It’s all planned for perfect preparation, we’ve got an Aussie A team here, a huge squad, but there’s always something going on,” Cummins said on the eve of the second day of the International.
“The number of injuries isn’t ideal, but we’ll strike that balance,” Cummins, 29, said.
“Scott Boland Already coming in, hopefully Starcy (Mitchell Starc) back soon, Mitch Marsh back bowling, Cam Green back bowling,” Cummins said.
“It feels like we still have a lot of options.”
Following the ODI series, Australia will also play two Tests in Sri Lanka in Galle on June 29. Sri Lanka vs Australia
“National selectors will continue to monitor teams through the ODI series before deciding whether any changes need to be made ahead of the two Test matches in Galle,” Cricket Australia said.
When asked about the new mega deal worth $6.2 billion for the broadcast rights of the Indian Premier League, Cummins said it was “perfect for the game”.
“It shows that millions of fans love watching cricket,” said Cummins, who played for the Kolkata Cavaliers in the recently concluded IPL.