Australian pacer Clint McKay in an interview to Cricket Australia said he is confident of Australian bowling attack performing on the slow pitches in Sri Lanka during the World T20

 

McKay, earlier, had suffered a hamstring injury during the practice match at the Player Camp in Darwin organised by Cricket Australia (CA).

 

“Clint sustained a hamstring strain during the first intra-squad practice match in Darwin and will not recover in time to play in the one-day component of the series in the UAE. He will be reassessed over the week to determine his availability for the T20 component of the UAE tour against Pakistan,” Australia's physiotherapist Alex Kountouris was quoted as saying by www.icc-cricket.com.

 

“Alister McDermott, the 21-year-old fast-medium bowler from Queensland, has been selected as McKay's replacement,” National Selector John Inverarity said.

 

“Alister was impressive in all formats last summer and bowled very well for Australia A against Durham last week. He is a very fit and disciplined young man who bowls with good sense and good control,” Inverarity concluded.

 

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