After Pat Cummins Now These Two Australian Stars Ruled Out Of South Africa White-ball Series

Australian fans have got the biggest disappointment before the ODI World Cup. Star batter Steve Smith and speedster Mitchell Starc have been ruled out of the white-ball series against South Africa. However, the management expects them to get fully fit before the ODI World Cup 2023.

Before these two players, Pat Cummins was already out from the tour and he is recovering from his wrist fracture. For this South Africa series, Mitchell Marsh will be taking the charge of both the ODI and T20I events.

According to reports, Steve Smith is going through an injury in his left wrist. For this, the veteran batter will be out from ground for at least two weeks. However, it is not clear how much time Steve Smith would take to recover from his injuries. He was been battling in the nets during the Ashes 2023.

Starc had been dealing with “groin soreness” after his participation in the WTC final and four out of five Ashes Tests over an eight-week period in England. His decision to not join the South Africa tour is not related to the shoulder injury he faced towards the end of that Ashes.

The chairman of the national Australian selection Panel, George Bailey,”The compacted Ashes series and the World Test Championship was a heavy load for the group, and we are taking a conservative approach to the build-up to the World Cup.”

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“With the World Cup the priority of the squad, it was determined on advice that it was best for Steve and Mitchell to join the group in India by which time we expect them to be fully fit and available for the Indian ODI series, plus the World Cup warm-up fixture.”

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