Last Update on: October 19th, 2022 at 04:03 pm
The players are getting injured in the early stages of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022. English fast bowler Reece Topley has been ruled out of the tournament due to an ankle injury, and Sri Lankan star fast bowler Dushmantha Chameera is likely to be ruled out due to a calf injury.
Australia’s wicket-keeper batsman, Josh Inglis injured his hand while playing golf in Sydney on Wednesday morning, when players were given a day off to relax before their crucial training session on Thursday. Inglis was hospitalized for three days and is likely to be ruled out of Australia’s ICC T20 World Cup 2022 opener after sustaining a cut on his right hand in a golfing accident.
Josh Inglis Suffered An Injury While Playing Golf – Cricket Australia
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, he was trying to hit the ball down the fairway, but ended up slicing his hand after the golf club broke.
“Inglis’s club broke while he was trying to hit the ball down the fairway and sliced his hand, which drew plenty of blood. It is understood Inglis was playing with older clubs and had played at least nine holes before the unfortunate mishap,” the Sydney Morning Herald said in its report.
Cricket Australia confirmed that Inglis had been taken to a hospital for treatment on Wednesday afternoon.
“Josh Inglis has suffered a cut to his right hand after a club snapped in his hand while playing golf,” Cricket Australia said. “He is being assessed. No other information is available at this stage.”
Matthew Wade is currently the main wicket-keeper batsman in the Australian team, while Josh Inglis has been selected as the backup wicket-keeper. Inglis will come into the playing XI only if there is an injury to Wade or another player.
The 27-year-old was also a member of Australia’s title-winning T20 World Cup team in the UAE last year, but did not get a chance to play a single match. He represented Australia in 9 T20I matches, scoring 220 runs with an average of 27.5 at a strike of 141.03.
Defending champions Australia will start their World Cup campaign against New Zealand on October 22 at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Australia defeated New Zealand in the ICC T20 World 2021 final to lift their first-ever World Cup in the shorter format.