Cricket: Injured Australia Captain Smith Out Of NZ Tour

Cricket: Injured Australia captain Smith out of NZ tour

SYDNEY, , (Pakistan Point News - APP - 27th Jan, 2017 ) - Australian captain Steve Smith has been ruled out of the upcoming New Zealand tour after injuring his ankle in the fifth one-day international against Pakistan, cricket Australia said Friday. Smith was fielding in the match at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday when he injured his left ankle, CA said. "He came off the field and had his ankle strapped and was able to return to the field for the remainder of the match," sports science and sports medicine manager Alex Kountouris said in a statement.

"Following further assessment this morning we believe Steve has sustained a medial ligament injury to his ankle. He will return to Sydney today to undergo scans to confirm the diagnosis. "Early indications suggest this will likely take seven to 10 days to recover, meaning Steve will be unable to (participate) in the Qantas Tour of New Zealand." The New Zealand ODI tour was due to start on Monday.