Mike Hussey, Hauritz out of World Cup

Wednesday, 9 February 2011 00:01 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Batsman Mike Hussey and spin bowler Nathan Hauritz have been ruled out of the World Cup through injury and will be replaced by Callum Ferguson and Jason Krejza respectively, Cricket Australia said on Tuesday.

Hussey (hamstring rupture) and Hauritz (dislocated shoulder) were injured during the one-day series against England and both were being replaced in the 15-man squad for the Feb. 19-April 2 tournament on medical advice, said selector Andrew Hilditch.

“We’ve applied to the ICC technical committee for Callum Ferguson to replace Mike Hussey in the squad ... (and) we’ve also applied ... for Jason Krejza to replace Nathan Hauritz in the squad,” he said in a statement.

Spinner Xavier Doherty and batsman Shaun Marsh were not considered as replacements after also suffering back and hamstring injuries, Hilditch added.