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| On Jun 23, 2022 11:25 PM IST

SL vs AUS: Travis Head out of Australia Playing 11 for 5th ODI? Here’s the official update


SL vs AUS: While it has been fruitful series for Sri Lanka, Australia has not only lost the series but they have suffered a plethora of injuries and most of their main players have been ruled out of the series. The five-match ODI series currently stands at 3-1 with the hosts in lead.

SL vs AUS: Travis Head was ruled out of the fifth ODI against Australia

The final ODI between Sri Lanka and Australia is slated to take place on Friday (24th June) in Colombo. The injury woes have only got worse for the visitors as now Travis Head is ruled out of the fifth ODI.

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Head suffered a hamstring injury while fielding during the fourth ODI in Colombo. It is learned that he has suffered a minor blow but his availability for the first Test against Sri Lanka next week is under doubt.

Australian skipper Aaron Finch confirmed about Head’s injury and remarked that the southpaw will miss the final ODI against Sri Lanka. He cited outfield placement as the reason behind his injury.

“It’s a bit more of a precaution, especially with where he fields. His fields in the outfield and the ground are quite heavy and he does a lot of Ks. I’m not sure what he’ll be like for the Tests but he’s definitely not available for tomorrow,” Aaron Finch said.

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SL vs AUS: Who will replace Travis Head in the Australian XI for the final ODI

Head’s injury could pave way for keeper-batter Josh Inglis to make his ODI debut for Australia. The right-hander has earlier represented the national side in 7 T20Is, in which he has scored 179 runs at an average and strike rate of 29.8 and 144.3 respectively. He also has a decent List A record as overall of 23 matches, Inglis has amassed 711 runs at an average of 32.3.

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