Ahead of their summer opening T20 against Sri Lanka, hosts Australia have been handed a big blow as fast bowler Andrew Tye has been ruled of the series due to an elbow injury.
Tye, a specialist in the T20 format for Aaron Finch’s side, could also miss the Pakistan series. Cricket Australia will name a replacement player in the coming days.
“(He did it) 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,” skipper Aaron Finch said on Tye.
Finch has been declared fit to lead the hosts after initially being a doubt due to a side strain.
“(I’m) all good, ready to go. I felt really good batting in particular,” Finch confirmed.
“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.”
The first T20I will be played on Sunday (October 27) in Adelaide.