Steve Smith ruled out of third Ashes Test due to concussion, says Cricket Australia

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 20 August 2019, 04:16 PM
Steve Smith (Image: Getty)
Steve Smith (Image: Getty)

Australia's star batsman Steve Smith has been ruled out of the third Ashes Test beginning on Thursday, Cricket Australia announced Tuesday.

The 30-year-old - who has scored two centuries and 92 in his three innings in the first two Tests - suffered concussion when he was felled by a Jofra Archer bouncer on Saturday in the first innings of the second Test at Lord's.

"Steve Smith has been ruled out of the third Ashes Test at Headingley, with coach Justin Langer confirming the news after the batsman sat out Australia's training session on Tuesday," Cricket Australia announced on their website. 

Coach Justin Langer confirmed his absence after Smith sat out Australia's training session on Tuesday. It has not been confirmed who will replace Smith in the Australia squad for the third Test at Headingley.

Smith was replaced by Marnus Labuschagne in the second Test at Lord's, with Labuschagne becoming Test cricket's first concussion substitute. He made 59 as Australia survived a tense final evening to claim a draw and preserve their 1-0 series lead.

(With PTI Inputs)

First Published: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 03:52 PM

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