The Kiwi pacer and Australian opener’s participation within the mega occasion has turn into unsure. Photograph: Getty Pictures
London/Johannesburg: Kiwi pacer Tim Southee and Australian opener Travis Head crossed their fingers forward of the World Cup.
Kiwi pacer Tim Southee sprained his thumb on the eve of the World Cup, making his participation within the mega occasion unsure.
Yesterday’s scan confirmed the damaged bone, he’s now returning house, the place he’ll bear therapy, with solely 20 days left for England’s World Cup opener in opposition to New Zealand.
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However, Australia’s opener Travis Head additionally broke his thumb earlier than the World Cup, his participation within the mega occasion will probably be selected medical recommendation, in an try and bridge Geral Coetzee’s brief supply throughout the fourth ODI in opposition to South Africa. The ball hit Head’s left glove, he was given medical assist within the discipline after which he wished to proceed batting however after 3 balls he retired as a consequence of ache, he was taken to hospital for x-ray.
After head coach Andrew MacDonald confirmed the fracture, Travis Head will bear a scan of the affected thumb, after which his availability for the mega occasion will probably be decided.