Australian Fast Bowler Struggles to Regain Fitness Ahead of T20 World Cup

T20 World Cup: Aussie Fast Bowler's Fitness Race!

Australian Fast Bowler Struggles to Regain Fitness Ahead of T20 World Cup

Australian speedster, Jason Behrendorff, is in a race against time to regain fitness for the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, following a leg injury sustained during training.

Behrendorff, who was gearing up for a stint with the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League, has been ruled out of the tournament due to a fractured left fibula, which will keep him off the field for approximately eight weeks.

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This injury puts Behrendorff in a tough spot as he strives to prove his fitness before the T20 World Cup. Australia is required to submit their final 15-player squad to the ICC ahead of the tournament.

Despite having played only 17 T20Is for Australia, the left-arm pacer has made a significant impact over the past six months, with commendable performances against India on their home turf and the West Indies in Australia.

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The 33-year-old was the leading wicket-taker for Australia in the five-match series against India late last year and continued his good form by taking a wicket in each match against the West Indies on home soil last month.

While Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, and Pat Cummins are likely to lead Australia’s pace attack at the T20 World Cup, Behrendorff’s recent form would have put him in contention for a spot in the squad, had it not been for this unfortunate setback.