Andrew Tye to replace Kane Richardson in Australia's ODI squad
Australian fast bowler Kane Richardson has been ruled out for the remainder of the India tour. Richardson struggled to recover from an injury, which he had earlier sustained before the start of the T20Is. Andrew Tye has been called up as his replacement for the ODI series that starts from March 2 onwards. Here's more about this development.
Richardson had sustained injury last week
Richardson had sustained the injury while batting in the nets in Hyderabad last week ahead of the first T20I. The 28-year-old was seen in the training session in Bengaluru, but after bowling a couple of balls, he left and took no further part.
Richardson was superb in the BBL
Richardson had a fantastic Big Bash League season. The pacer finished as the leading wicket-taker with 24 scalps in 14 games as Melbourne Renegades clinched the title. He would have wanted to impress in the ongoing tour of India and stake a claim for a spot in Australia's World Cup squad. But things didn't go as per his wish.
'Kane will return home to continue his rehabilitation'
"Kane reported some left side pain at training prior to the opening T20I in Vizag. Unfortunately he has not recovered well enough in order to play a further part in the tour. Kane will return home to continue his rehabilitation," said Australia physio David Beakley.
Chance for Tye to show his mettle
Tye, who has played only seven ODIs for Australia, was dropped earlier after conceding 100 runs in his last game against England. The right-arm pacer gained some crucial momentum In the BBL. He bagged 17 wickets in 14 games for the Perth Scorchers. Tye now joins Pat Cummins, Jhye Richardson, Nathan Coulter-Nile and Jason Behrendorff in the fast-bowling department for Australia.Share this timeline