Head has been ruled out of the series following a hamstring injury!
Travis Head ruled out of the 5th ODI against Sri Lanka due to a hamstring injury
Australia’s middle-order batsman Travis Head has been ruled out of the fifth and final ODI series against Sri Lanka after suffering from a hamstring issue.
Head was part of the Australian squad in the fourth ODI against Sri Lanka where he succumbed to the injury while fielding.
"It's a bit more of a precaution, especially where he fields," white-ball captain Aaron Finch said about Head as he seems to be left out of the squad for the dead rubber fifth one day. "He fields in the outfield and the ground is quite heavy and he does a lot of Ks.
"I'm not sure what he'll be like for the Tests but he's definitely not available for tomorrow."
It’s not certain as of now whether Head can take part in the 1st test against the Lankans. However, if he fails to do so, then anyone from the Australia-A squad will come into the picture.
The A side of the Australian team is also on a tour to Sri Lanka to play a one-day series and first-class games. Thus, a few more quick changes are possible in such a situation. Players like Marcus Harris, Matthew Renshaw and Nic Maddinson from the Australia-A team could replace the injured players in the Australian squad.
In the meantime, key players in the form of Steve Smith and Mitchell Starc will not feature in the final One Day International as they are focusing more on the upcoming test series. The Sri Lankans are currently leading the ODI series by 3-1 lead and confirmed their victory of the series.
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