Right-arm Australian seamer Andrew Tye has been ruled out of the three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka because of an elbow injury. However, skipper Aaron Finch was declared fit to play the series opener on Sunday at the Adelaide Oval.
Tye was ruled out of the three-match campaign after barely taking part in Australia’s training session having injured his right elbow on Friday, reported cricket.com.au. He has been replaced by Sean Abbott, who has so far represented Australia in one ODI and three T20Is, the most recent of which came against South Africa at the SCG in November 2014.
Cricket Australia has confirmed that 27-year-old Abbott will join the men’s squad when they assemble in Brisbane on Monday, where the second match of the Sri Lanka campaign will be played two days later.
The hosts will still be able to field a strong pace attack with the likes of Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Billy Stanlake and Kane Richardson at their disposal.
Finch, meanwhile, has confirmed he has overcome a side injury and will play in the first T20I. The 32-year-old had a side strain which he sustained in a Sheffield Shield Match against South Australia in Melbourne earlier this month.
Australia T20I squad: Aaron Finch (c), Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Glenn Maxwell, Ben McDermott, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Billy Stanlake, Mitchell Starc, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye (for first T20I), David Warner, Adam Zampa, Sean Abbott (remaining two T20Is)
Sri Lanka T20I squad: Lasith Malinga (c), Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Niroshan Dickwella, Dasun Shanaka, Shehan Jayasuriya, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Oshada Fernando, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lakshan Sandakan, Nuwan Pradeep, Lahiru Kumara, Isuru Udana, Kasun Rajitha.