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Steve O'Keefe ruled out of remainder Test series against Sri Lanka

Australian spinner Steve O'Keefe has been ruled out of the remaining Tests against Sri Lanka after suffering a hamstring injury.

O'Keefe left the field in the middle of his 17th over of the second innings on Day 3 of the 1st Test between Sri Lanka and Australia.

Australian physiotherapist David Beakley stated,




Initial assessment indicates a moderate grade hamstring injury which means it is highly unlikely that he will be available for the remainder of the Test series.




Left-arm spinner Jon Holland has been called up to the Australian squad to replace the injured O’Keefe. 

Australian selector Rod Marsh said,



It is incredibly disappointing for Steve to get this injury and I really feel for him. The selectors have decided to go for a like-for-like replacement for Steve, in Jon Holland.



Marsh further added, “He will be on a plane as soon as possible and is a strong chance to make his debut in the Galle Test.”

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