Injury agony for McGain

Aussies in a spin after injury blow

Last Updated: 03/10/08 10:41am

  • Share:
McGain: Returning home

McGain: Returning home

Sky Bet

Australia have suffered a setback after it was confirmed that leg-spinner Bryce McGain will not feature in the upcoming Test series with India due to a shoulder injury.

Follow all the action from the Test series between India and Australia live on Sky Sports

The 36-year-old failed to recover from the injury he suffered during last month's Australia 'A' tour of India, dealing a blow to the tourists' inexperienced spin attack.

Cricket Australia confirmed that a replacement for McGain has yet to be decided, although it is unlikely that Andrew Symonds will be recalled.

"A decision on a potential replacement player for McGain would be taken in due course," the statement said.

McGain had been included in the absence of seasoned spinners. Off-break bowler Jason Krejza is the other specialist spinner in the squad.

The first of the four Tests starts in Bangalore on October 9 live on Sky Sports 1.

  • Share:

Related

Most Popular

Features

Benedict's Stats of the Summer

Benedict's Stats of the Summer

What a summer of cricket it has been - Sky Sports statto Benedict Bermange runs through the standout stats of the summer...

Sky Cricket Podcast

Sky Cricket Podcast

Nasser Hussain and Michael Atherton preview England's upcoming ODI and Test series in Bangladesh.

100 Greatest Cricketers

100 Greatest Cricketers

Benedict Bermange picks his 100 greatest cricketers over the coming weeks... but first runs through those who did not make the cut.