Australia’s bowling all-rounder Sean Abbott has been ruled out of the ongoing Australia’s tour of Sri Lanka after he fractured his finger in the net session.
Abbott was a part of the T20I squad however, he wasn’t picked in the Playing XI for the first T20I against the hosts and he was supposed to link up with the ‘A’ side for two 50-over and two four-day matches later. However, he suffered a fracture to his left index finger while batting in the nets and has been ruled out of the remainder of the tour.
Meanwhile, Cricket Australia (CA) haven’t named a replacement for Abbott for the T20Is but Scott Boland has been called up to replace him in the ‘A’ squad. Boland was originally set to arrive later with the Test-only squad members not required to travel until later in the month.
Meanwhile, Peter Handscomb also has decided to leave Sri Lanka to head home to be with his pregnant partner as the pair are expecting their first child. Queensland wicket keeper Jimmy Peirson has been called up to the A squad as cover for Handscomb.