Jhye Richardson out of BBL for two weeks at least due to hamstring strain

Perth Scorchers pacer Jhye Richardson has picked up a hamstring strain and will miss atleatst two weeks of action. The pacer suffered the injury while bowling in the game against Sydney Thunder on Wednesday. Scorchers head coach Adam Voges is hopeful Richardson can recover in time to feature in the final should the franchise make the cut.

Though the loss of Richardson impacts Scorchers considerably, some of the worry lines have been alleviated with the return of Lance Morris. The express quick was named in the Test squad for the SCG fixture against South Africa but having not made it to the team sheet, he has been released in order to link up with his BBL franchise.