Australia vs. Pakistan: Steve Smith Is Out Of White-Ball Matches. Senior batter Steve Smith ruled out of Australia’s upcoming ODI series and lone T20 against Pakistan due to an elbow injury.
Steve Smith ruled out of AUS upcoming ODI series and lone T20 against PAK due to an elbow injury. Smith will miss the white-ball leg of the Pakistan tour. CA announced on Friday night, due to discomfort in his left elbow. “Smith experienced some discomfort during the three-match Test series. With a full schedule of international cricket over the next 18 months. It was felt prudent to prioritize recovery and treatment at this time,” according to a CA statement.
Steve Smith Ruled out due to elbow injury
Mitchell Swepson, who struggled in the three-match Test series, has taken Smith’s place in the white-ball squad.
Australia will play three One-Day Internationals (March 29, 31, and April 2). As well as a T20 International (April 5), all in Lahore.
“Steve has been experiencing some minor discomfort in his left elbow. During the latter stages of the Test series in Pakistan and, given his injury with the same elbow last year, we felt it was important to manage this proactively,” said Cricket Australia’s head of sports science and sports medicine, Alex Kountouris.
“By withdrawing him from the white ball matches, Steve will have the time he needs to rehabilitate his elbow and ensure his continued availability and performance for Australia.” “With the significant amount of cricket to come over the next 18 months, and the fact he has had an issue with the same elbow previously, it is appropriate for Steve to return home at the end of the Test series in Pakistan,” said Chairman of Selectors George Bailey.
“We have decided not to name a replacement batter because we believe we have options within the current squad, and Steve’s absence provides additional opportunities to players within the group.”
Australia’s white-ball squad:
Aaron Finch (capt), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey, Ben Dwarshuis, Nathan Ellis, Cameron Green, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, Ben McDermott, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Swepson, Adam Zampa, Marnus Labuschagne.