Australia fast bowler Ryan Harris will undergo ankle surgery today that will rule him out of action for as many as four months, Cricket Australia said.
Australia included fast bowler Ryan Harris in a 12-man squad for the second cricket Test against India starting Jan. 3 in Sydney.
Australia picked two 35-year-olds to plug an experience gap for its Ashes cricket series in England, choosing Brad Haddin as first-choice wicketkeeper and vice-captain, and recalling batsman Chris Rogers.
Australia needs 299 runs to win the fourth Ashes cricket Test after Ryan Harris took seven wickets to limit host England to 330 all out at Chester-le-Street.
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.
England routed Australia by 347 runs to move to within one victory of winning its third straight Ashes cricket series.
England captain Alastair Cook is targeting a series win after his team retained the Ashes trophy as the third cricket Test against Australia was drawn on a rain- shortened final day.
Australia reduced India to 73-4 at lunch on day one of the third cricket Test in Perth after sending the touring team in to bat.
Australia gained the momentum heading into the final day of the series-opening cricket Test against West Indies, which leads by 114 runs with five second- innings wickets remaining.
"To declare and put them in straight away, it probably did not give them a chance to get their head around batting."
- Ryan Harris on Apr 10, 2012