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Oct 26, 2009

Hopes ruled out, Lee and Johnson are doubtful for the 2nd ODI

Australian all-rounder James Hopes will miss the 2nd ODI against India, while the pace pair of Brett Lee and Mitchell Johnson are doubtful for the 2nd ODI.

The first ODI at Vododara took a toll on the Australian team with James Hopes suffering a right hamstring strain, Brett Lee complaining of right elbow soreness and Mitchell Johnson complaining of a left ankle problem.

James Hopes"James Hopes, Lee and Johnson all undergo scans in Baroda this morning," Australian team physiotherapist Kevin Sims said.

"James has suffered a negligible right hamstring strain. He will therefore be unavailable for the next game however is expected to be available for the later games of this Hero Honda series."

"Brett Lee has a mild right elbow strain and will continue to be treated and assessed prior to the next game," he said.

"Mitchell Johnson suffered an inversion strain of his left ankle," Sims added after Johnson was forced from the field to have action during the game.

"He will now receive treatment and as with Brett, it will depend on how he responds to treatment over the next two days before a decision is made on his availability for the second game of the series," Sims mentioned.

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