All-rounder set to miss the start of the Cricket World Cup.
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James Faulkner is set to miss Australia’s opening game at the Cricket World Cup opener, but is still a chance to feature in the tournament.
The 24-year-old underwent scans on Monday which confirmed the all-rounder suffered a moderate grade abdominal muscle strain.
Cricket Australia (CA) physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said the injury was common among fast bowlers.
“Scans on James Faulkner’s injured side have confirmed a moderate grade abdominal muscle strain which is consistent with a ‘typical’ fast-bowing side strain injury,” Kountounis said in a CA statement.
“He will receive intensive treatment for the next two weeks before we can determine when he can return to batting and bowling.”
Australia face England in the World Cup opener at the MCG on February 14.