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Travis Head ruled out of fifth ODI due to hamstring injury, under doubt for first Test MPNRC

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Australian left-handed batsman Travis Head on Friday Premadasa has been ruled out of playing for Australia in the fifth and final ODI against Sri Lanka at the stadium.

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He suffered a right hamstring injury to the head while fielding during the fourth ODI in Colombo on Tuesday and added to Australia’s long injury list, making it doubtful to take part in the first Test starting in Galle on 29 June. is in circle.

“It’s a bit more of a precaution, especially where he fields. He fields in the outfield and the ground is very heavy and he does a lot of K (kilometers). I’m not sure how he will be for Tests, but he certainly isn’t available for tomorrow,” said Australia’s white-ball captain Aaron Finch.

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If Head is forced to miss the first Test, Australia could look to their ‘A’ team squad, which are currently in the middle of a four-day match against Sri Lanka ‘A’ in Hambantota as The Test team hasn’t got any extras. Expert batsman. The Australia ‘A’ team has got a left-arm trio in the form of Marcus Harris, Matthew Renshaw and Nick Maddinson.

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Since landing in Sri Lanka, Australia has seen its casualties grow longer during the white-ball leg of the journey. Sean Abbott was ruled out due to a fractured finger before the match started. He was followed by Michelle Marsh, who has since recovered from a calf strain.

Pacer Kane Richardson had to return home after injuring his hamstring, Marcus Stoinis and Ashton Agar were down with a side strain, while Mitchell Starc suffered a finger injury and Steve Smith had a quad injury.

After Australia won the T20I series 2-1, Sri Lanka bounced back after winning the ODI series with an unassailable 3-1 lead before the final match of the series on Friday.

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