Cricket

More injury woes for Australia

2013-09-01 13:08
Mitchell Starc (Gallo)
London - David Warner has been omitted from the squad for the ODI series, starting with the first match against Scotland on Tuesday in Edinburgh, while Mitchell Starc will also return to Australia with some lower back soreness.

At the time of announcing the limited overs squad (on 15 August), Cricket Australia (CA) noted it would be reduced from 18 to 15 after the T20 Internationals.

"David has been left out of the Australian ODI squad for this tour purely due to his recent lack of form in this format," said coach Darren Lehmann.

"By his own admission, David would acknowledge that unfortunately he hasn’t scored the weight of runs that he would like recently in one-day cricket for his country.

"Like all selection matters, it was a tough decision, but like all players he understands the situation and knows he needs to get back to playing RYOBI Cup and making a heap of runs that we can’t ignore.

"I spoke with David at length about what he needs to do and I’ve been impressed with his attitude since I’ve come into the Australian setup."

Commenting on Starc, Australian cricket team doctor Peter Brukner said: "Mitch reported some lower back pain in recent days so we have decided it’s best for him to return to Australia for further assessment and investigation."

The Australian ODI squad plays Scotland in Edinburgh on Tuesday, before commencing a five-game ODI Series against England with the first match of that series starting on Friday at Headingley.

The final Australian squad of 15 for the ODIs: Michael Clarke (Captain), George Bailey (Vice-Captain), Fawad Ahmed, Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Josh Hazlewood, Phil Hughes, Mitchell Johnson, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Clint McKay, Adam Voges, Matthew Wade, Shane Watson

 

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