SL vs AUS: Australia suffered a setback after losing the ODI series to Sri Lanka, the third player in the Test team got injured

New Delhi. The troubles of the Australian cricket team, which came on the Sri Lanka tour, are not taking the name of lessening. On the one hand, he had to lose the series of 5 ODIs to Sri Lanka, while on the other hand, players are getting injured one after the other. Travis Head’s new name in the list of injured players. Due to injury, Head will no longer play in the fifth ODI to be held on Friday. After losing the first ODI, Sri Lanka has won the series by winning three consecutive matches. Head suffered a hamstring injury while fielding in the fourth ODI.

Head is also doubtful of playing in the first Test against Sri Lanka, starting on June 29, due to an injury. The first Test between Sri Lanka and Australia will be played in Galle from June 29. Head is the lifeblood of Australia’s middle order and has been doing well in the last few Tests. In such a situation, due to his injury, Australia’s preparations for the Test series can also be affected. He is the third player in Australia’s Test team to be injured in the ongoing ODI series against Sri Lanka.

Smith-Starc have also been injured
Before Head, Steve Smith and Mitchell Starc were also injured during this series. Smith and Starc will also not play in the fifth ODI. However, both these players have been seen practicing with the red ball in the nets. It is clear from this that now their full focus is on the Test series.

Head won’t play in fifth ODI: Finch
Australia’s ODI captain Aaron Finch said about the head injury, “It has been decided to keep Head out of the fifth ODI as a precautionary measure. Especially keeping in mind that he fields in the outfield in the match. Running in the out field on the grounds of Sri Lanka is not easy. Whether he will play in the Test series or not, I cannot say anything for sure at the moment. But, it is clear that he will not be available for the fifth and last ODI to be held on Friday.

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Australia does not have any backup batsman in the Test team. In such a situation, Mitchell Marsh and wicketkeeper Josh Inglis can replace the head in the middle order.

Tags: Australia, Australia vs Sri lanka, Steve Smith, Travis Head

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