Josh Inglis
Australia's Josh Inglis. Image Credit: Reuters

Melbourne: Australia wicketkeeper-batsman Josh Inglis is being assessed by team medical staff after suffering a cut to his right hand in a golfing mishap today, just days before the team begin their T20 World Cup title defence.

Inglis, reserve to regular wicketkeeper Matthew Wade in their 15-man World Cup squad, was injured when a club snapped in his hand during a “normal golf swing” while on a morning round with some of his team mates, a team spokesman said.

Freak injury

Australia open their title defence against New Zealand in Sydney on Saturday, a rematch of last year’s final in the United Arab Emirates.

Golf has already cost England the services of Jonny Bairstow at the tournament after he was ruled out by a freak injury while playing a round in September. The batsman slipped while out on a course and needed surgery on a broken leg and dislocated ankle.