Australia All-rounder James Faulkner is ruled out from the opening match of 2015 ICC world cup against England. As per reports Faulkner has been facing side Strain injury which will not let him play at least two weeks. He got injured during the final of 2015 Carlton mid ODI tri-series while he was bowling against England.
Australia’s Bupa Support Team physiotherapist Alex Kountouris has confirmed the news of James Faulkner injury and his disability for 2 weeks to get on the field. Faulkner has been performing well for Australia as batsman and bowler. In triangular series final he scored match winning 50 and bowled some great bowling.
Alex Kountouris said, “He (Faulkner) will receive intensive treatment for the next two weeks before we can determine when he can return to batting and bowling.”
There is question mark on Michael Clarke’s fitness as well though he is going to play in Brisbane on Thursday. Both players will have to prove their fitness before Australia’s second match of World cup against Bangladesh on 21. If they fail to prove, Cricket Australia will replace them in 15-man squad.