Jason Behrendorff has picked up an injury    Getty Images
Jason Behrendorff has picked up an injury Getty Images

After James Pattinson and Nathan Coulter-Nile sustained injuries, Jason Behrendorff makes it to the list of wounded men. After a Sheffield Shield match against New South Wales, the Western Warriors pacer got his back injured and was ruled out of the remainder of the tournament. This was also Beherendorff s first match in this season.

Low-grade back soreness

“Jason has pulled up with low grade back soreness after the Sheffield Shield game with New South Wales. He will use the next 10 days to recover and is expected to be fit by Round 4 when the Warriors play Queensland, WACA physiotherapist Nick Jones told cricket.com.au.

Warriors coach Justin Langer mentioned that the fitness of their players is the priority for the team.

‘You need to be fit to perform rather than fit to play’

“Our philosophy with any of the players here at the WACA is you need to be fit to perform rather than fit to play. Jason would have been fit to play this game but he ll be ready to perform next round against Queensland,” Langer said.

The Ashes 2017-18: Nathan Coulter-Nile ruled out due to back injury
The Ashes 2017-18: Nathan Coulter-Nile ruled out due to back injury

Behrendorff was eager to be in contention for The Ashes, and even though Australia have their frontline pacers fit to play, Behrendorff held an outside chance if any of them was injured.

‘Will do everything to play Test cricket for Australia’

“Test cricket is the ultimate prize and wearing the Baggy Green cap is something I’m sure all cricketers aspire to and I certainly do. That’s something I’ll be pursuing and doing everything I can to play Test cricket,” Behrendorff had said after his successful hunting in India.