Tye ruled out of SL T20Is, Finch fit to play
Australia suffered a major blow ahead of the home T20I series against Sri Lanka as pacer Andrew Tye has been ruled out on account of elbow injury.
Tye’s replacement for the series is yet to be announced. However, skipper Aaron Finch was declared fit to play the series opener on Sunday at the Adelaide Oval.
32-year old Tye was ruled out of the campaign after barely taking part in Australia’s training session hurting his right elbow on Friday.
Meanwhile Finch has confirmed of overcoming a side strain that he sustained during a Marsh Sheffield Shield Match against South Australia in Melbourne earlier this month.
Skipper Aaron Finch said, “He (Tye) did throwing, I think it was one of the first drills he did. He was a bit off balance and felt a bit of a pop in there.”
“(I’m) all good, ready to go. I felt really good batting in particular,”
“I was a bit worried about throwing yesterday, it wasn’t the most comfortable the last couple of days in Perth. Getting here and batting yesterday, throwing a fair bit gave me some confidence.
I’d say I’m 99 percent chance of playing tomorrow. Earlier in the week I was (in doubt). It didn’t progress all that quickly, but the last three days I got full movement and full training today,” Finch added.
Australia T20I squad:
Aaron Finch (c), Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Glenn Maxwell, Ben McDermott, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Billy Stanlake, Mitchell Starc, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, David Warner, Adam Zampa
Sri Lanka T20I squad:
Lasith Malinga (c), Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Niroshan Dickwella, Dasun Shanaka, Shehan Jayasuriya, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Oshada Fernando, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lakshan Sandakan, Nuwan Pradeep, Lahiru Kumara, Isuru Udana, Kasun Rajitha.
Andrew Tye running laps at Adelaide Oval while teammates train ahead of tomorrow’s men’s T20 international against Sri Lanka. Appeared to be experiencing pain in right elbow at practice yesterday #AUSv SL pic.twitter.com/xgYaR6Lorp
— Andrew Ramsey (@ARamseyCricket) October 25, 2019