Australia gained the primary ODI at Pallekelle in opposition to Sri Lanka on the again of heroics from their star all-rounder Glenn Maxwell’s innings. Nonetheless, what might be referred to as one other blow to their injury-hit squad, batting all-rounder Marcus Stoinis has been dominated out for the remainder of the collection after pulling out a again muscle. Spinner Ashton Agar can be dominated out after sustaining an damage within the opening ODI.
Notably, the Aussies have been already with out the providers of Mitchell Marsh, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, and Sean Abbot and now Stoinis and Agar be part of the wounded on the sidelines. Travis Head and Matthew Kuhnemann can be becoming a member of the ODI squad, who’re presently representing Australia in a four-day match in Hambantota. Amid the damage disaster, veteran pacer Pat Cummins spoke on the squad’s present depth and he believes there are nonetheless loads of choices out there for the Males in Yellow.
“All of the planning was going to be for good preparation, we had the Aussie A crew over right here, an enormous squad, however there have been at all times going to be issues that crop up. It’s not preferrred, the variety of accidents, however we are going to strike that steadiness. Scott Boland has are available, hopefully, Starcy (Mitchell Starc) can be again quickly, Mitch Marsh again bowling, Cam Inexperienced again bowling, It appears like we nonetheless have loads of choices,” Cummins mentioned forward of the second ODI.
Notably, Stoinis contributed with a 31-ball 44 within the collection opener, and Agar was one of many stars with the ball as he bagged two wickets in his ten overs, conceding 49 runs.
Cricket Australia will monitor the present squad earlier than the Take a look at collection
In the meantime, Cricket Australia additionally commented on the damage woes of the nationwide facet and has said that they are going to be holding an in depth eye on the squad that includes within the ODI collection and can resolve if any adjustments are crucial for the next two-match collection.
“Nationwide selectors will proceed to observe the squad by way of the ODI collection earlier than deciding if any adjustments should be made forward of the two-Take a look at matches in Galle,” Cricket Australia said in an official assertion.