Victorian captain Peter Handscomb is about to take his place on the Indian tour after scans confirmed delicate tissue harm to his hip.
Handscomb was this week named within the 18-man Australian squad for the four-Check sequence regardless of struggling a hip damage enjoying membership cricket on Tuesday night time with St Kilda.
He was despatched for scans that exposed some delicate tissue harm to his proper hip.
Whereas his restoration will likely be monitored carefully over the approaching weeks, at this stage crew officers anticipate him to be match to journey with the Check squad to India as deliberate on January 31.
Australia is already taking injured all-rounder Cameron Inexperienced and quick bowler Mitchell Starc to India, with Starc dominated out of the opening Check after having surgical procedure to restore his finger.
Handscomb performed the final of his 16 Assessments in opposition to India in 2019.
He’s the main run-scorer within the Sheffield Protect this season and is thought to be a terrific participant of spin. He’s additionally seen as a possible back-up keeper.
Check star Steve Smith mentioned Handscomb being a right-hander in a squad plagued by left-hand batters might play in his favour in incomes a recall through the sequence.
“Fingers crossed he’s all proper. Pete offers us just a few choices,” Smith mentioned.
“He’s stored wicket as nicely and his skill play spin rather well for granted hander, now we have a whole lot of left-handers there, and he brings a whole lot of expertise to the crew.”
Nationwide choice chief George Bailey is assured the 31-year-old will likely be OK to play.
“He’s assured it’s nothing too critical, a little bit of a mishap,” Bailey mentioned.
“He copped a ball on the again hip after which three balls later he dispatched one (for six) and simply felt one thing give a bit bit in there.
“Clearly, there’s nonetheless fairly a little bit of time between now and once we depart after which even when the primary Check is.”
The primary Check is in Nagpur on February 9.