Siddle, Nannes and Pattinson likely replacements for injured Doug Bollinger

March 1st, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, Mar 1 (ANI): Victoria pace bowlers Peter Siddle, Dirk Nannes and James Pattinson are firming up as favourites to replace injured Doug Bollinger in the Australian World Cup squad.

Cricket Australia is in no hurry to send in a replacement for Bollinger, who has been sent home from the World Cup with an ankle injury.

“We have decided to delay the naming of a replacement for him until later in the tournament,” chairman of selectors Andrew Hilditch said.

“Currently all our fast bowlers are fit and we have John Hastings in the squad ready to play if an opportunity presents itself,” The Australian quoted him, as saying.

“We also have cover in the event of an injury to Brad Haddin or any one of the batsmen, so there is seen to be no rush in making the decision,” Hilditch said.

Bollinger wasn’t selected for Australia’s opening two victories, against Zimbabwe on February 21 and New Zealand four days later.

Australia is scheduled to play six group matches before the quarter-finals. (ANI)

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