Andrew Tye ruled out of SL T20Is, Aaron Finch fit to play

Andrew Tye was ruled out of Australia's three-match home T20I series against Sri Lanka after injuring his right elbow in training on Friday.

Australian bowler Andrew Tye has been ruled out of the T20I series against Sri Lanka.   -  Getty Images

Australia's right-arm pacer Andrew Tye has been ruled out of the three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka because of an elbow injury. However, skipper Aaron Finch was declared fit to play the series opener on Sunday at the Adelaide Oval.

Tye was ruled out of the series after barely taking part in Australia’s training session having injured his right elbow on Friday, according to a cricket.com.au report. A replacement player for Tye will be named in the coming days.

The host will still be able to field a strong pace attack with the likes of Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Billy Stanlake and Kane Richardson at its disposal.

Finch, meanwhile, has confirmed he has overcome a side injury and will play in the first T20I. The 32-year-old had a side strain which he sustained in a Sheffield Shield Match against South Australia in Melbourne earlier this month.

THE SQUADS:

Australia: Aaron Finch (c), Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Glenn Maxwell, Ben McDermott, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Billy Stanlake, Mitchell Starc, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, David Warner, Adam Zampa.

Sri Lanka: Lasith Malinga (c), Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Niroshan Dickwella, Dasun Shanaka, Shehan Jayasuriya, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Oshada Fernando, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lakshan Sandakan, Nuwan Pradeep, Lahiru Kumara, Isuru Udana, Kasun Rajitha.