Australian cricketer Jason Behrendorff will not be available for the 2019-20 home season. He will go under spinal surgery and miss out the all the domestic matches. He proclaimed on Tuesday (8 October) after the consultation with Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) and Cricket Australia (CA) medical staff.
The 29-year-old player made international debut in the shortest format in 2017. Since then the bowler has played 7 T20Is. In January 2019, he played his first ODI, and in total, he has played 11 ODI till now.
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Behrendorff opines that he had an injury in spinal from few years and was not finding a permanent cure. So after consulting the medical staff, the decision has been taken for surgery. He inquired with many cricketers who have undergone the same injury and he is sure about positive results.
“Unfortunately I’ve had the same injury over the last few years and we’ve tried several things and the injury continues to return. After a lot of thought and discussion we’ve decided that surgery is the best opportunity to find a more permanent fix,” Behrendorff said.
“I’m feeling good about the surgery, I’ve spoken to several Aussie and Kiwi bowlers who’ve had a similar surgery and they were all very positive about the results. This particular procedure has had success rates in other professional pace bowlers with similar reoccurring issues.”
Jason Behrendoff wants to play Test cricket after surgery
Behrendorff has not made the debut in Test cricket. He wants to play for his country in the longest format. The player also talked to James Pattinson who also underwent the same surgery. He is confident that he will also get the place in the national team after surgery as Pattinson got the place in Test cricket.
“(Red-ball cricket is) probably the furthest thing from my mind at the moment,” Behrendorff told cricket.com.au.
“We’ve seen how Patto has come back and played in the recent Ashes series, so maybe it’ll give me a chance to do that.
Meanwhile, Austalia has back to back T20I series with Sri Lanka and Pakistan in home ground. Series against Sri Lanka will start from 27th October, and against Pakistan, it will start from 3rd November.