Cricket Buzz: Watson out of Zimbabwe tour after ankle injury
Injury-prone all-rounder Shane Watson has been ruled out of Australia's one-day tour of Zimbabwe after standing on a ball and twisting his ankle at training in Brisbane on Saturday.
Batsman Phillip Hughes will replace Watson for the August 25-September 6 triangular series that also involves South Africa.
"His ankle is currently swollen and sore, but expected to recover with a period of rest," Australian team physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said in a statement about Watson's injury.
"Due to the compact nature of the tour, we've made a decision that Shane would be unlikely to recover sufficiently in time for the series."
Watson will return to Sydney to recover before Australia's two Test, three one-day match series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates in October.
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Junaid goes for scan after being hit by Prasad bouncer
Pakistan fast bowler Junaid Khan went for a precautionary checkup after being hit on the head while batting by a delivery from Sri Lanka paceman Dhammika Prasad during the third day of the second test on Saturday.
"Junaid was feeling dizzy after he came to the dressing room and we have taken him to hospital for precautionary check-up," Pakistan team manager Moin Khan said.
"He is under observation and a head scan has been taken."
The left-arm paceman, who took five wickets in Sri Lanka's first innings, did not take the field during Sri Lanka's second innings as Pakistan were reduced to three frontline bowlers.
Junaid was hit on the left side of his helmet and continued to bat after receiving treatment on the field to remain unbeaten on 13.
Image: Prasanna Jayawardene of Sri Lanka appeals the wicket of Junaid Khan of Pakistan
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