Australia’s fast bowler, Jhye Richardson, may still be fit for the World Cup after the scans on his dislocated shoulder have cleared him of serious damage. Richardson dislocated the jump from his right shoulder on the field in Australia’s second ODI against Pakistan in Sharjah on March 24.
Richardson was immediately transferred to Perth for Tuesday’s checks. Australian team doctor, Richard Sow, in the United Arab Emirates with ODI, contacted the Western Australia medical staff in Perth and confirmed that the test results were the best that Richardson could hope for.
“The scans showed the usual soft tissue damage that we expect after the dislocation, but fortunately, no damage or bone fracture was ruled out,” Sa said. “We hope that Jhye does not need surgery, but he will see a specialist on his shoulders early next week to get a new opinion.
“We can provide an update on the next steps once all the information is in the table.”
The opening match for the Australian World Cup is on June 1 against Afghanistan in Bristol.
Richardson will have to be chosen in the 15-man squad while he is still rehabilitating, stabilizing and strengthening his shoulder for the World Cup.
Also in Australia are Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood, who are recovering from construction injuries. Stark recovers from a chest injury, while Hazelwood recovers from tension fractures in the back.
Richardson, Washington and Australia’s Nathan Coulter-Nile suffered a similar shoulder dislocation at a BBL on December 21, 2015. He was able to return to the pot in less than two months, scoring 12 successes at a club on 20 February. , 2016, before playing with 23 players in Sheffield Shield on 25 February. He was then selected for the T20 International Short Series in South Africa and the T20 World Cup in March 2016, and played six internationals without any problems.
Australian players who are not taking part in the IPL will have full respite in April after a series of matches against Pakistan, but will meet at the pre-World Cup camp in May in Brisbane, which includes training matches against New Zealand.