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Aussie bowler Richardson dislocates shoulder, faces World Cup battle

AFP  |  Sydney 

Australian fast bowler has dislocated his shoulder and will head home from the tour, officials said, as he faces a battle to be fit for

took 2-16 in the second one-dayer in Sharjah on Sunday but fell awkwardly on his arm and left the field in the 11th over.

"Unfortunately it's a dislocated shoulder for Jhye Richardson," tweeted.

The governing body added on its website that the 22-year-old -- who has gone from strength to strength in recent months -- would fly back to on Monday and undergo scans to assess the damage.

"He's obviously pretty shattered but he's trying to stay upbeat," teammate told reporters.

"It's very disappointing, especially off the back of the summer that Jhye's had.

"The way he's been performing has been pretty impressive. Fingers crossed he can be fit for and be in the selection (mix) there."

Losing another quick bowler is a big blow for barely two months out from with and also battling

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First Published: Mon, March 25 2019. 09:40 IST