Before the fifth and final ODI to be played against Sri Lanka, the Australian team has suffered a major setback. Australian batsman Travis Head has been ruled out of the latest ODI match due to injury. He suffered an injury on the field during the fourth ODI in Colombo on Tuesday and, mainly due to the Australian player’s injuries, he too was reduced to participating in the first test which started on June 29 in Galle.
Aaron Finch said: “This decision has been made as a precaution. Head Fields more in the outfield. I’m not sure if he’ll be available for the first Test, but he definitely won’t be available for ODIs tomorrow.” “
If Head is forced to miss the first Test, Australia may look to their ‘A’ squad, currently playing a four-day match against Sri Lanka ‘A’ in Hambantota, as the Test team. You have not found additional players. Australia’s ‘A’ team has a trio of left-handers in Marcus Harris, Matthew Renshaw and Nick Maddinson.
Many Australian players have been injured since landing in Sri Lanka. Sean Abbott and Michelle March are already injured. Pacer Kane Richardson has to return home after injuring his hamstring, Marcus Stoinis and Ashton Agar suffer from lateral strains, while Mitchell Starc and Steve Smith have also suffered injuries.
After Australia won the T20I series 2-1, Sri Lanka bounced back after winning the ODI series with an unassailable 3-1 lead before the final match of the series on Friday.