Adam Voges made his Test debut against West Indies in June 2015    Getty Images
Adam Voges made his Test debut against West Indies in June 2015 Getty Images

Australia middle-order batsman Adam Voges had to be carried off the field after the ball struck his head from a bouncer from fast bowler Cameron Stevenson during Sheffield Shield match between Western Australia and Tasmania at Perth. This is not the first time Voges has been struck on the head. During a County game, when he was leading Middlesex, the ball was thrown from the deep, intended towards the wicketkeeper. But the wicketkeeper missed the ball and the ball struck Voges in the back of his head. Medical personnel immediately rushed to the ground. Voges has been diagnosed with concussion and as a result, will take no further part in this match, according to Full Cricket Scorecard: Australia vs South Africa day-night Test at Adelaide

Voges has been in poor form during the series against South Africa, scoring 27, 1, 0 and 2 in the four innings so far. South Africa have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series already. The Proteas won the first Test at Perth by 177 runs and then thrashed Australia by an innings and 80 runs in the second Test at Hobart. The third Test will be a day-night affair at Adelaide, which is scheduled to begin from November 24.

Voges was hoping to get some runs under his belt in this match, he will not be able to do so. Voges has one of the highest averages in Tests among active cricketers with 61.87 in 20 Tests, having made his debut in June 2015. He has also represented Australia in 31 One-Day Internationals (ODI) and seven T20Is.