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The Ashes: Both Roy and Labuschagne hit on head in nets as battered and bruised rivals prepare for bouncer ambush

The Sun – UK – BATTERED and bruised Ashes rivals faced another barrage in the nets yesterday — after Steve Smith was ruled out of tomorrow’s Third Test.

Summary

  • BATTERED and bruised Ashes rivals faced another barrage in the nets yesterday — after Steve Smith was ruled out of tomorrow’s Third Test.
  • He is the man who replaced Smith in the Second Test before being struck himself by a vicious Jofra Archer bouncer.
  • It came as Aussie run machine Smith was officially withdrawn from the Third Test as he recovers from concussion brought on by Archer’s bouncer.
  • Smith, 30, had hoped to recover in time for Headingley — and Cricket Australia and the ICC have no rules regarding how long a player must sit out before returning to action after a head injury.
  • England chief Trevor Bayliss says Smith being floored by Archer brought “flashbacks” of the Phil Hughes tragedy.


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