Sean Abbott
Australia seamer Sean Abbott has been dominated out of Sri Lanka sequence. (Photograph supply: Cameron Spencer/Getty Pictures)

Australian all-rounder Sean Abbott has been dominated out of the Sri Lanka tour after fracturing his finger within the nets. He was a part of the squad when Australia toured Pakistan within the historic sequence. Australia will play hosts Sri Lanka in three T20Is adopted by 5 ODIs and two Take a look at matches.

Abbott was not included within the taking part in XI of the primary recreation, however was an important member of the squad. He was scheduled to affix the Australia A group for the four-day matches after the conclusion of the T20I sequence as he’s not within the ODI squad.

Talking of the Australian A group, Peter Handscomb left the touring social gathering to affix his spouse in Melbourne as the 2 predict their first little one. Handscomb had opted out of the County Championship to be able to play for Australia A within the Sri Lanka sequence.

Scott Boland, Jimmy Peirson named alternative for Abbott and Handscomb

Scott Boland has been known as up as Abbott’s alternative and will likely be flying to Sri Lanka to affix the group as early as attainable as he will likely be required within the facet for the four-day matches which might be scheduled forward of the Take a look at sequence. He was initially scheduled to return later within the month, because the gamers who’re concerned solely within the Exams weren’t required to journey early.

Queensland wicketkeeper Jimmy Peirson will exchange Handscomb in Australia A squad. If Josh Inglis is invited to play the ODI sequence, the Australia A group would require a specialist wicketkeeper-batter, and thus Peirson’s inclusion. Australia’s A group, led by Alex Carey, will likely be dealing with Sri Lanka within the first 50-over recreation on Wednesday.

Australia A XI for Wednesday: Henry Hunt, Josh Philippe, Matt Renshaw, Nic Maddinson, Cameron Inexperienced, Alex Carey (capt, wk), Aaron Hardie, Mark Steketee, Todd Murphy, Matthew Kuhnemann, Tanveer Sangha



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