New Delhi - Australian all-rounder John
Hastings has been ruled out of the rest of the Indian Premier League with an
ankle injury, raising concerns about his fitness for the upcoming tour of the
Hastings played two matches for his IPL
side Kolkata Knight Riders before flying back home after picking up the injury
during a practice session.
"He bowled through a fair bit of pain
during the game (last week against the Mumbai Indians)," Simon Katich, Kolkata
Knight Riders assistant coach, told reporters late on Monday.
Fellow Australian Katich said Hastings flew
back to Australia after undergoing scans on his ankle.
"It's a shame to see his campaign end
prematurely. He had fitted in really well into the group and had performed well
in a couple of games.
"Unfortunately he'll be doing a lot of
rehab instead and working towards getting fit for the West Indies tour,"
Hastings has been named in the Australian
one-day squad for the tri-series in West Indies in June.
The 30-year-old fast bowler and strong
lower-order batsman has played just one Test for Australia, but he has slowly
gained a footing in the limited-overs team since making his ODI debut in 2010.
He has played 20 ODIs and was also part of
the Australian side in the recent World Twenty20 in India.