Saturday, March 25, 2023

Injured Australian batter Handscomb in race towards clock to be match for India tour


MELBOURNE: Australia batter Peter Handscomb will likely be racing towards time to get better for subsequent month’s India tour after struggling a hip damage.

The 31-year-old sustained the damage whereas trying to play a pull shot in membership cricket in Victoria on Tuesday night time and left the sector retired harm after collapsing in ache three balls later following one other pull shot.

“Scans have since confirmed soft-tissue harm in his proper hip,” a report in mentioned on Friday.

“Officers are assured Handscomb will likely be match to go away with the Australian workforce later this month for the Qantas tour of India.”

Australia will play Check matches in Nagpur (February 9-13), New Delhi (February 17-21), Dharamsala (March 1-5) and Ahmedabad (March 9-13).

Nonetheless, Australia, who have not received a Check collection in India since 2004, are battling a string of accidents points with their key gamers Mitchell Starc and Cameron Inexperienced each recovering from finger accidents.

Starc will miss the Nagpur Check however is prone to be part of his teammates for the remainder of the collection, whereas Inexperienced is hopeful of taking part in within the collection opener.

Handscomb, who was a part of the workforce that toured India in 2017, was named as batting backup in Australia’s squad for the India collection. He final performed a Check in 2019.

“Peter Handscomb deserves his place again within the squad. His home kind has been sturdy not too long ago and Pete has confirmed he can carry out on the Check stage,” former skipper and present chief selector George Bailey had mentioned in a press release.

“His expertise towards spin on the subcontinent is efficacious and he’s additionally an exceptionally good near the wicket catcher.”

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