Australian fast bowler Kane Richardson has been ruled out of the India series after the seamer complained of pain on his left side. The 28-year-old abruptly left the training session ahead of the first ODI and has failed to recover from that knock, leading to him being replaced by Andrew Tye for the remainder of the India series.
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"Kane reported some left side pain at training prior to the opening T20I in Vizag," David Beakley, Australia's physiotherapist told on Wednesday.
"Unfortunately he has not recovered well enough in order to play a further part in the tour.
"Kane will return home to continue his rehabilitation, and we monitor his progress over the coming weeks.”
Richardson’s replacement Andrew Tye had performed admirably in the Big Bash League, and is well accustomed to Indian pitch conditions, having won the Purple Cap for most wickets in the 2018 Indian Premier League. Tye will also be joined by Australian opener Shaun Marsh, who has been added to the squad for the India tour.