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Australia has suffered a new blow with the injury off-road star, Shane Watson, ruled out for the upcoming series against Pakistan after suffering an injury.The calf all land has been replaced by player bowling rhythm, Ben Hilfenhaus, with fellow all terrain, Mitchell Marsh, test equipment widely followers to make his debut in the test in the tour of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Watson had lost Zimbabwe tri-series with a sprained ankle. While he has recovered from that injury, his troublesome calf, which had forced him to Miss two tests during the tour of South Africa in February-March of this year has returned to keep him away from the action.
While Hilfenhaus replaces him on the side of the test, his ODI place has been taken by Kane Richardson. Australia are due to play Pakistan in a complete series comprising one T20I, 3 ODIs and 2 test.
"Shane has made steady progress with his rehabilitation after stepping on a ball and sprained the ankle, which has suffered a setback, experience some pain in the right calf," said Cricket Australia physiotherapist, Alex Kountouris,.
"As Shane has previously had similar calf injuries, have intended to stop his return to running and bowling for approximately 7 - 10 days." The temporal coincidence of this calf injury will mean that his preparation for the Tour EAU will be significantly affected and would have been available to the T20 and ODI tour part and significantly limited his preparation for the bowling match test ", he added.
The Watson injury is another blow for the Australians, who are hoping to dislodge South Africa from the number one test ranking. Ryan Harris (knee) and James Pattinson (back) already will have ruled out, while the captain, Michael Clarke (hamstring tendon) and the pacemaker, Mitchell Johnson (rib), are struggling to prove his fitness before the start of the tour.
Watson was naturally disappointed at having to Miss Pakistan series. "I am naturally disappointed because he was desperate to play against Pakistan, which is our chance to return to no. 1 in the test and one day international cricket," said Watson.
"Despite my strong desire to be on the tour, I understand why the selectors have taken this decision. Since I can not be with the guys, my goal now is to work as hard as I can to get back to 100 per cent of the fitness so I can get to available for selection ahead of our series against South Africa in November.
I've been here before and I know what I have to do to return to his physical form. That means that they continue to be positive and working hard. We have a great summer of cricket at home and my priority now is to play an important role in that ", he added.
Hilfenhaus made a comeback in the national team after a lapse of two years. The pacemakers had a modest season 2013-14 Sheffield, collecting 21 land at 34.47, but spent most of the winter training with coach bowler Craig McDermott in Townsville, Australia.
The selectors have opted for another option of rhythm in Ben as we feel we have enough cover in the position all-terrain, said national Selector Rod Marsh.
"He is a bowler with experience who has worked very hard to get himself back to peak fitness and we know as well that can Bowl in difficult conditions", said.
Kane Richardson has been on the sidelines of the Australia ODI team and selection gives you another opportunity to nail one of the places of bowling in the shorter game formats. "Kane is a young and talented player who had an excellent series for Australia in July and I was not disappointed in Zimbabwe earlier this month. Now he has another chance to jeopardize your claim at the international level,"said Marsh.