Moises Henriques ruled out of India vs Australia A tour game and BBL 2020 opener: Moises Henriques has become Australian cricket’s latest injury casualty as the all-rounder suffered a low-grade left hamstring strain and is ruled out of pink-ball tour game against India. The 33-year-old will also miss at least the first two games of the defending champions Sydney Sixers in Big Bash League 2020.
Queensland all-rounder Jack Wildermuth has taken Henriques’ place in the Australia A squad.
Henriques is an accomplished seamer but has seldom bowled in recent years, due to his injury history and NSW’s strong attack. The 33-year-old even turned in some valuable overs in the recent one-day international and Twenty20 series against India but it has come at a cost.
The injury sours what had been a bright start to the season for Henriques, whose excellent form at domestic level resulted in him being recalled to national colours for the first time in three years.
Notably, Henriques is the latest on a long list of Australia’s recent injuries, which is headlined by David Warner (groin).
Cricket Australia confirmed Warner will miss the first Test against India, which starts on December 17.
Aaron Finch (glute), Marcus Stoinis (side strain) and Ashton Agar (calf) were also forced to miss white-ball games against India, while Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc both reported minor back niggles.