Cricket Information: Travis Head fractures hand; doubtful for World Cup | Travis Head suffers fractured hand in South Africa ODI
Australia all-rounder Travis Head has suffered a fractured hand, placing his participation within the upcoming World Cup doubtful. Head suffered the harm through the seventh over of Australia’s mammoth and unsuccessful run chase off 417, the place he was struck on the left glove by a supply from Gerald Coetzee.
After receiving medical consideration, the left-hander went on to face one other three deliveries earlier than strolling off the sector in seen ache and discomfort.
Australia coach Andrew McDonald confirms Travis Head has a fractured hand
Chatting with the media post-match, coach Andrew McDonald confirmed the information. He stated there’s a fracture, however Head will probably be assessed with additional scans on Saturday.
“At this stage, it‘s a confirmed fracture and the way lengthy that time-frame is, we’re but to find out that, so fingers crossed clearly with the World Cup quick approaching,” McDonald stated.
“I‘m not a medical individual, however I feel it’s a bit bit larger up than the precise (index) finger itself. However I don’t know the precise terminology. It’s in a joint someplace, so I gained’t go into the medical specifics.
“A confirmed fracture and to be assessed once more tomorrow with one other scan.”
Travis Head has been wonderful for Australia over the previous couple of years. Because the begin of 2022, Head has struck 791 runs at a median of 60.8 and strike price 119.8 in ODIs.
His harm is one other fear for Australia forward of the World Cup. He joins Glenn Maxwell (ankle), Cameron Inexperienced (concussion), Pat Cummins (shoulder), Steve Smith (wrist), Mitchell Starc (groin) and Ashton Agar (soreness) on the harm checklist. If Head is certainly dominated out, Mitchell Marsh will probably transfer to opener, with Marnus Labuschagne to be drafted into the squad.
In some higher information, Steve Smith not too long ago shared a positive update and Cameron Inexperienced is predicted to be obtainable for the fifth ODI.
“He‘s [Cameron Green] been cleared by the medical workforce,” McDonald stated.
”So he’s simply working away getting ready. Hopefully, he’s obtainable for recreation 5. That’s the plan at this stage. We’ll be capable to have some coaching tomorrow, assess that and there will probably be some compelled modifications and we’ll have some guys doubtlessly a bit bit sore. We’ll must handle these guys as properly.”
The fifth and ultimate ODI in opposition to South Africa will probably be at Johannesburg on Sunday. Australia, who led 2-0, will probably be aiming to bounce again and seal the collection after copping an Heinrich Klaasen-led 164-run battering at Centurion on Friday.