Hamilton, Feb 7: Australia pacer Kane Richardson has been ruled out of the fil Chappell-Hadlee One-Day Intertiol (ODI) cricket match against against New Zealand with a sore back, and Western Australian quick Joel Paris will be parachuted into the team, Cricket Australia (CA) announced on Sunday.
Richardson was a late withdrawal from Saturday’s second ODI, replaced before the toss by Victorian Scott Boland. An update from CA this morning said Richardson continued to suffer back pain and would return to Australia on Sunday “for further investigation into the issue”, according to CA’s official website.
Australia tied the Chappell-Hadlee series at 1-1 with a four-wicket win in Wellington on Saturday. The third and fil match will be played in Hamilton on Monday. IANS