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Jhye Richardson Ruled Out of BBL 2022-23 Owing To Hamstring Injury

Perth Scorchers pacer Jhye Richardson has been ruled out of the ongoing BBL 2022-23 season owing to a hamstring injury and is expected to miss two to three weeks.

Jhye Richardson Ruled Out of BBL 2022-23

Richardson suffered the injury while bowling in the game against Sydney Thunder on Wednesday. Scorchers head coach Adam Voges is still hopeful Richardson can recover in time to play in the finals if the team makes it that far.

Perth Scorchers currently hold the top position in the BBL 2022-23 points table with 5 victories in the 7 matches they played.

“It’s on the very minor end of hamstring strains, two to three weeks,” Voges said on Friday. “We’re certainly hopeful that we’ll see him before the end of the tournament again.

“I think you need to [be cautious], certainly with someone of Jhye’s calibre. But we’ve got a world-class medical staff here. And I’ll trust them to put the work in with Jhye over the next two weeks. And hopefully, we’ll see him back and we’ll get him back on the park as soon as possible,’ Voges added.

Scorchers have received a boost with Lance Morris being released from Australia’s Test squad to return to the BBL.

Morris and Marcus Harris flew out of Sydney on Friday to play in the BBL for their respective teams. Harris has flown to Melbourne to link up with Renegades ahead of Saturday’s clash with Hobart Hurricanes at Marvel Stadium.

Peter Handscomb has left Renegades to join the Australia squad in Sydney as a replacement for Harris if Australia’s Test side needs a concussion substitute or a substitute fielder for the remainder of the Sydney Test.

“We’ll see how he [Morris] pulls up,” Voges said. “He’s done a heap of work, obviously, preparing for Test match cricket. I know he’s had a white ball in his handover in Sydney in the last couple of days, starting to prepare to come back to us. So we’ll see how he pulls up from his plane trip today. There’s every opportunity for him tomorrow,” Voges said.

Perth Scorchers will play their next match of the BBL 2022-23 season against Brisbane Heat on January 7, 2023 at Perth Stadium, Perth.

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