Jhye Richardson has been ruled out of Australia’s ODI tour of India, as well as his IPL stint with Mumbai Indians, after suffering a hamstring injury recurrence in his first grade game back since the BBL.
Richardson had not played cricket since a hamstring strain on January 4. The injury was initially diagnosed as minor, and it was hoped he would be able to play in the BBL finals, but it took him two months to recover. He did not play any Marsh Cup or Sheffield Shield cricket after missing the Perth Scorchers’ BBL title run. He was, however, named to Australia’s 16-man One-Day International squad for the three-match series in India, which begins on March 17 in Mumbai.
Nathan Ellis, who has played three One-Day Internationals, has been called up to replace Richardson.
Following the Test series, India will host three One-Day Internationals (ODIs), with the first match beginning on March 17 in Mumbai. The remaining matches will be played in Visakhapatnam on March 19 and Chennai on March 22.