Ahead of the ODI World Cup to be played in India this year, five-time world champion team Australia suffered a major setback. In fact, one of their players was ruled out of the first half of the World Cup due to injury. This player was injured in the fourth match of the recently played five-match ODI series against South Africa. That player is none other than Travis Head. The Australian batsman suffered a fracture in his left hand in the fourth ODI. Because of this, he is currently in the recovery phase. The Australian team is now considering bringing Marnus Labuschagne back into the team.
The coach said something big
Team coach Andrew McDonald confirmed Head will not require surgery, but his month-long recovery will rule him out of the first half of the tournament. “At this point the time frame is still a little loose, but the good news is that he doesn’t need surgery,” he said. The coach confirmed that Head will be unavailable for a few days. McDonald said there was “no doubt.” will not be available for the front half, so we have to make this decision for the last 15 players. However, I can’t give you an exact time frame.
Vizar in the name of Labuschagne?
Travis Head’s injury before the World Cup has paved the way for Marnus Labuschagne to return to the tournament. Labuschagne, who played many ODI matches for Australia, was not included in the World Cup squad due to his slow batting and poor performance. But after Labuschagne’s brilliant performance in the ODI series against South Africa, head coach McDonald believes the right-handed batsman can make a comeback in the team. The coach said that I cannot speak on behalf of the selection committee and include him in the World Cup 15, but there is no doubt that it is a possibility. He has significantly changed his intentions on the sidelines and kept the bowlers under pressure. He has struggled with a strike rate of around 100 in this series. From these words of the coach it became clear that Labuschagne is fully ready to take the place of the head of the Australian team.