Johnson out of Tour of British Isles: Hazlewood in

Published: Thursday, June 10, 2010, 11:32 [IST]
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Johnson out: Hazlewood in

Mitchell Johnson has been ruled out of the ODI part of the VB Tour of the British Isles through injury and will be replaced in the Australia ODI squad for that part of the tour by New South Wales"s Josh Hazlewood.

According to Cricket Australia reports Australia team physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said: “Mitchell had an infected right elbow during the ICC T20 World Cup, which had resolved towards the end of the tournament.

"Since returning to Australia he has had a flare–up of the condition and is currently being treated for it.

"As part of the treatment he requires specialist medical management over the coming weeks and as such he"s been ruled out of the six ODI"s against Ireland and England.

The Chairman of the National Selection Panel (NSP), Andrew Hilditch said that Johnson's absense is dissapointing for Johnson himself and the team but it gives an opportunity for young fast bowler Josh Hazlewood to join the Australian squad for the one-day series.

“Josh Hazlewood has been identified as one of a crop of young fast bowlers who the NSP consider can impact for Australia at international level.

Australia are due to play one ODI against Ireland in Dublin on June 17 and five ODI"s against England in England from June 22 until July 3.

There are then two Twenty20 internationals and two Test matches against Pakistan in England to finish the tour.


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