Australia fast bowler John Hastings has been ruled out of the upcoming one-day tri-series in the West Indies due to an ankle injury.
His Victoria team-mate Scott Boland, who made his ODI debut against India during the home summer, has been called into the squad as a replacement. Hastings flew home from the IPL earlier this month after sustaining the injury to his left ankle while warming up for a match for Kolkata Knight Riders.
“John experienced pain in his left ankle during his recent stint in the IPL and had scans upon returning home which have confirmed early stage bone stress of his fibula bone near his ankle,” Cricket Australia’s sports science and sports medicine manager, Alex Kountouris, said.
“While laid off with this injury we have taken this opportunity to undertake arthrosporic surgery to remove bone spurs in his left ankle which have been causing him concern for some time and were possibility contributing to the cause of the bone stress. John had this surgery over the weekend and now requires a period of rest to resolve the bone stress and recover from surgery before he will resume bowling.”
The 2015-16 summer had been a renaissance of sorts for Hastings, who returned to the side during the ODI series in England in 2015 after four years out of the team. He went on to be the leading wicket taker from either side in the home ODI series with India and was then named in Australia’s squad for the World T20 in India.