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Australia's Hazlewood ruled out of England ODIs with injury

  • Published at 11:59 am May 29th, 2018
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Josh Hazlewood joins fellow quicks Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc in being out of action against their Ashes rivals

Australia's fast bowling options have been further depleted after Josh Hazlewood was ruled out of next month's one-day international series in England due to back soreness.

Hazlewood joins fellow quicks Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc in being out of action against their Ashes rivals, while all-rounder Mitchell Marsh also remains on the sidelines.

Uncapped Queensland seamer Michael Neser takes Hazlewood's place in the touring squad.

"Josh has been managing some low-level bone stress in his lumbar spine for a short period,"Cricket Australia physiotherapist David Beakley said on Monday.

"He had a repeat scan and although it has not progressed to a fracture he is starting to experience some lower back pain.

"As such, we are taking a conservative approach and he will not travel to England for the one-day series."

Australia will play five one-dayers and a Twenty20 match against England from June 13-27.