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Jhye Richardson sent home after dislocated shoulder
Australia tour of the UAE

Jhye Richardson sent home after dislocated shoulder

Australian fast bowler Jhye Richardson will head home from the ongoing tour of the UAE after dislocating his shoulder, officials said, as he faces a battle to be fit for the upcoming World Cup in England and Wales.

Richardson took 2-16 in the second ODI in Sharjah but fell awkwardly on his bowling arm and left the field in the 11th over.

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

The governing body added on its website that the 22-year-old would fly back to Perth on Monday and undergo scans to assess the damage.

"He's obviously pretty shattered but he's trying to stay upbeat," teammate Nathan Lyon 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 the World Cup and be in the selection (mix) there."

With World Cup looming around the corner, losing another quick bowler is a big blow for Australia with Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood also nursing injuries.