South Africa vs Australia: Jackson Bird out of South Africa tour | Cricket News
SYDNEY: Pacer Jackson Hen was on Tuesday dominated out of Australia’s Check squad for South Africa with a hamstring harm and changed by fellow speedster Chadd Sayers.
Hen pulled his hamstring whereas bowling in a home match in Brisbane final weekend and is anticipated to be sidelined for as much as three weeks, opening the door for the uncapped Sayers.
“It is disappointing for Jackson, however it’s thrilling for Chadd on the similar time,” Australian captain Steve Smith mentioned.
“It is type of a like for like type of bowler, they’re fairly related. They each stand the seam up properly and Chadd’s been rewarded for what he has executed in Defend cricket over the past couple of years, which is nice.”
Sayers was the main wicket-taker within the Sheffield Defend final season with 62 victims.
“He is a tough one (to face),” Smith added. “As a result of he’s so brief not many balls go over the stumps, which makes him a reasonably useful proposition when the ball is seaming round. I believe it’s a wide selection.”
Sayers joins fellow quicks Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazelwood, Pat Cummins and Jye Richardson for the four-Check South Africa collection which kicks off on March 1.
Steve Smith (capt), 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.