Australia’s backup wicket-keeper batter Josh Inglis sustained a freak injury on the golf course and as a result, he was hospitalized just three days ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 Super-12 opener against New Zealand at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Saturday at (October 22). Inglis will now be missing the T20 World Cup 2022 and explosive all-rounder Cameron Green has replaced the batter.
Josh Inglis had to be rused to the hospital after his golf club broke on impact with the ball, leaving Inglis with a deep cut in the right hand at the New South Wales Golf Club, according to a report in cricket.com.au.
The report added that Josh Inglis would likely require a few stitches, with Cricket Australia (CA) issuing a statement on Wednesday saying the injury was being assessed. “Inglis did not appear likely to feature in Australia’s first match against New Zealand at the SCG anyway unless there was an injury to first-choice gloveman Matthew Wade,” said the report.
The 27-year-old cut his hand open after his six-iron snapped as he took a shot at the second hole of New South Wales Golf Club in La Perouse on Wednesday. Inglis and several other Aussie cricketers were enjoying a morning off before their biggest training session of the week on Thursday.
Breaking: Josh Inglis out of World Cup per @GerardWhateley. Aus to name replacement
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On the other hand, Cameron Green had slammed a couple of fifties at strike-rates around 200 during his maiden T20 series in India. He has played 7 T20Is, scoring 136 runs and takinf five wickets
Talking about the injury kf Josh Inglish, on SEN, Australia coach Andrew McDonald said, “An incredibly freak accident to Josh, unfortunately. It’s not looking good for Josh. We’ve got a bit of work to do and a bit of a problem to solve this morning around our back-up keeper and also a back-up batter.”
He further added, “He’s potentially not going to take any part in the World Cup, so that’s all to unfold. It’s damage to the palm of the hand which is less than ideal, in his right hand where he’d be gripping the bat and if he had to keep, the ball would be impacting that area. He saw a hand specialist yesterday. Thankfully, there’s no tendon damage and it looks as though that’s the positive out of the negative. They’ve been able to stitch it up and clean up the wound and let the healing begin.”
Australia squad: Aaron Finch (c), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Tim David, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa