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