Injured Jhye Richardson Is Hopeful Of Playing The Upcoming World Cup
Australian pacer Jhye Richardson has recently faced a shoulder injury. However, the youngster is hopeful of playing in the upcoming World Cup.
During the second game of ongoing five-match ODI series between Pakistan and Australia in UAE, Jhye Richardson dislocated his right shoulder. It was the heartbreaking injury for him as he has been ruled out from the remaining matches of this tour.
The latest scans have revealed that the soft tissue has been damaged, but there is no bone damage or fracture. Richard Saw, the Australian team doctor, is hopeful that the young pacer will be fit without facing any surgery. However, he further added that Jhye Richardson would have to take another opinion from a shoulder specialist.
Richard Saw said, “Jhye Richardson has had scans on his right shoulder to assess the extent of his injury. The scans demonstrated the usual soft tissue damage we expect following a dislocation but fortunately has excluded any bone damage or fracture.
“We are hopeful that Jhye will not require surgery but he will see a shoulder specialist early next week for a further opinion. We will be able to provide an update with respect to next steps once we have all the information on the table.”
Meanwhile, Australia has already secured the ODI series against Pakistan as they are leading by 3-0 with two matches to go.
I’m not ruling out the World Cup at this stage – Jhye Richardson
In recent times, the right-arm pacer Jhye Richardson has grown up as an essential cricketer of Australian limited-overs squads. The 22-year-old has played two Tests, 12 ODIs and nine T20Is where he has picked up six, 24 and nine wickets respectively.
The right-arm pacer shined during India’s tour of Australia in last January. In that three-match ODI series, Jhye Richardson was Australia’s leading wicket-taker (six wickets with an average of 18.66).
Recently, during Australia’s tour of India this month, the young pacer played a crucial role for Australia to win that series incredibly (3-2). He played three matches in that five-match ODI series and picked up eight wickets (average 21.12).
Despite the present shoulder injury, the young pacer is hopeful of playing in the upcoming World Cup.
He said, “Everyone in the Australian camp is hopeful, I’m hopeful and in high spirits. I’m not ruling out the World Cup at this stage, that’s definitely not an option. It’s all about getting the shoulder right at this stage.”
I was happy with the way I was playing – Jhye Richardson
Jhye Richardson is happy with his recent performances. He also revealed that the head coach Justin Langer appreciated his recent performances.
He added, “JL (Justin Langer) said he’s pleased with how I’ve been going about my business, I was really satisfied with how I played in India and going into the Pakistan series as well I was happy with the way I was playing. The shoulder injury is unfortunate, but these things do happen and I’m eager to bounce back quickly.”
England and Wales will host the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup from 30th May to 14th July. The record five-time World Cup winning team Australia will start the upcoming World Cup as the defending champions. They will play their first match in the forthcoming World Cup on 1st June against Afghanistan at Bristol.
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