Australia captain Michael Clarke said his experience of managing a back injury throughout his career will help him lead the team through consecutive Ashes cricket series against England.
Australia will be without five injured players for next week’s series-opening cricket Test against New Zealand in Brisbane.
Australia batsman Ricky Ponting was withdrawn from a domestic match because of a hamstring injury seven days before the national team opens its Test series against top-ranked South Africa.
England bowler Stuart Broad will miss the remainder of the Ashes with a stomach injury, while Australia opener Simon Katich is unlikely to play again in the cricket series because of an Achilles problem.
Australia captain Ricky Ponting has a “small fracture” in his left little finger and didn’t take the field today as his team seeks a series-tying victory in the third Ashes Test against England.
Australia’s cricket captain Ricky Ponting has been ruled out of next week’s fifth Ashes test against England due to a broken finger.
Michael Clarke will captain Australia in next week’s fifth Ashes cricket Test against England after Ricky Ponting was ruled out with a broken finger.
Australia added rookie batsman Usman Khawaja to its squad for this week’s series-opening Ashes cricket Test against England as backup for Michael Clarke , who is recovering from a back injury.
Australia applied to Cricket World Cup organizers for permission to replace injured batsman Mike Hussey and spin bowler Nathan Hauritz in its 15-man squad.
Australia picked an extended 17-man squad including three rookies as players struggle with injuries and form before next week’s series-opening Ashes cricket Test against England.
"We expect he will recover fully from this injury and will be closely monitored to determine his return to the playing field."
- Alex Kountouris on Nov 01, 2012