Sean Abbott broke his left index finger while batting in the nets ahead of the T20I series against Sri Lanka. He was not selected for the first match at Colombo.
Australia fast bowler Sean Abbott. (Courtesy: Reuters)
- Sean Abbott has broken his left index finger in nets
- Peter Handscomb has left A squad to be with his pregnant wife
- Australia and Sri Lanka will play 3 T20Is, starting June 7
Sean Abbott has been ruled out of the Australia tour of Sri Lanka after fracturing his finger in the nets.
The bowling all-rounder was part of the recent limited-overs series against Pakistan.
Abbott, who was named in the T20I squad against Sri Lanka, was preparing for the first match in Colombo in spite of not being selected in the playing XI that Australia will field on Tuesday.
He suffered a fracture to his left index finger while batting in the nets, cricket.com.au reported. Abbott was supposed to join the Australia A squad for the four-day matches following the T20I series.
Meanwhile, Peter Handscomb has left the Australia A squad to be with his pregnant partner in Melbourne.
Scott Boland has been called up to travel to Sri Lanka to cover for Abbott in the Australia A four-day matches ahead of the two-test match series.
Boland was originally supposed to arrive with the Test squad. Meanwhile, Jimmy Peirson has been called up to cover for Handscomb.