Cricket

Boland to replace injured Coulter-Nile

2015-12-22 07:20
Nathan Coulter-Nile (Getty)

Perth - Selectors summoned Scott Boland into Australia's squad on Tuesday for the second Test against the West Indies for injured paceman Nathan Coulter-Nile.

Coulter-Nile dislocated his right shoulder while fielding for the Perth Scorchers in a Big Bash League Twenty20 match on Monday and was ruled out of the Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Boland was named as a shadow player for the first Hobart Test, but was released before the game, which Australia won by an innings and 212 runs.

The 26-year-old, who made his debut for Victoria in 2011-12, has yet to play a Test but has featured in 27 first-class matches taking 72 wickets.

"The Scorchers medical team confirmed that Nathan dislocated his right shoulder while fielding last night," Cricket Australia physiotherapist David Beakley said in a statement.

"Although the extent of the injury and rehabilitation period will not be fully known until we receive the results of scans later today, we can confirm that Nathan will not be available for the Boxing Day Test."

Coulter-Nile dived and misfielded a ball while fielding against the Adelaide Strikers.

When he attempted to get to his feet and run after the ball he landed awkwardly on his arm, leading to the shoulder popping out, team officials said.

The West Australian, who was 12th man in the first Hobart Test, was included in the Hobart Test squad despite not playing any domestic Sheffield Shield matches so far this summer because of a shoulder injury.

The latest setback continues a drain on Australia's fast-bowling options following Mitchell Starc's ankle surgery and Mitchell Johnson's retirement.

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