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Australia's Steve Smith to return home

Updated: Friday, August 30, 2013, 15:22 [IST]
 
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Australia's Steve Smith to return home

Melbourne, Aug 30: Australian all-rounder Steve Smith will return home from the ongoing tour of England because of a strain.

The 24-year-old sustained a minor left quad strain in training Wednesday and after a demanding Ashes Series, Cricket Australia (CA) decided Thursday (August 29) that it is best for him to return.

The CA said in a statement that there will be no replacement for Smith.

Smith was part of the Australian Test team which lost 0-3 to England. He hit his maiden Test century during the series. Smith is the third player to return home from England after bowlers Ashton Agar and Jackson Bird.

IANS

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Story first published:  Friday, August 30, 2013, 10:36 [IST]
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