24.com – Sydney – Paceman Jackson Bird was on Tuesday ruled out of Australia’s Test squad for South Africa with a hamstring injury and replaced by fellow speedster Chadd Sayers.

Summary

  • Sydney – Paceman Jackson Bird was on Tuesday ruled out of Australia’s Test squad for South Africa with a hamstring injury and replaced by fellow speedster Chadd Sayers.
  • Bird pulled his hamstring while bowling in a domestic match in Brisbane last weekend and is expected to be sidelined for up to three weeks, opening the door for the uncapped Sayers.
  • “It’s disappointing for Jackson, but it is exciting for Chadd at the same time,” Australian captain Steve Smith said.
  • Sayers joins fellow quicks Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazelwood, Pat Cummins and Jye Richardson for the four-Test South Africa series which kicks off on March 1.
  • Australia squad:Steve Smith (captain), David Warner, Cameron Bancroft, Pat Cummins, Peter Handscomb, Josh Hazlewood, Jon Holland, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Tim Paine, Jhye Richardson, Chadd Sayers, Mitchell Starc


Read more…