NEW DELHI: Australian fast bowler Brett Lee, Mitchell Johnson and all-rounder James Hopes have been ruled out of second One-Day International
against India to be played in Nagpur on Wednesday.
Lee and all-rounder Hopes are suffering from elbow soreness and a hamstring injury respectively while Johnson twisted his left ankle during the first ODI at Vadodara.
Meanwhile, Moises Henriques will join the Australian squad as a replacement player.
Earlier on Monday Aussie skipper Ricky Ponting was absolutely furious, claiming that the Champions League Twenty20 hindered his team’s preparation for the ongoing ODI series.
Three players of the Australian squad — Brett Lee, Nathan Hauritz and Doug Bollinger — joined the team in Vadodara on the night before the first ODI, after guiding New South Wales Blues to the Champions League Twenty20 title in Hyderabad on Friday.
The NSW trio missed four training sessions and the pre-match team meeting as well.
While all three arrived fatigued, Lee had this additional complaint of a sore elbow, which eventually kept him out of action towards the end of first ODI.