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The Northern Territory news Sat 21 Oct 2022



The Northern Territory news Sat 21 Oct 2022

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NTNEWS.COM.AU Friday October 21 2022 SPORT 43 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Inglis out of Cup AUSTRALIAN coach Andrew McDonald says selectors will decide between an all-rounder, a pace bowler and a trio of keeper-batsmen after a freak injury ruled Josh Inglis out of the T20 World Cup. McDonald suggested boom all-rounder Cam Green was definitely a discussion point as well as potential back-up keepers Ben McDermott, Josh Philippe and Alex Carey. The Aussie coach said hed never seen an injury like the one suffered by Inglis, who cut his hand when a club snapped while he was playing golf on Wednesday. An incredibly freak accident to Josh, unfortunately, McDonald said on SEN. Playing the second hole at NSW, a short par three, he hit a six iron and as he made contact with the ground, the shaft snapped around the grip area and cut into his hands. Its not looking good for Josh. Weve got a bit of work to do and a bit of a problem to solve this morning around our back-up keeper and also a back-up batter. Hes potentially not going to take any part in the World Cup, so thats all to unfold. Its damage to the palm of the hand, which is less than ideal, in his right hand where hed be gripping the bat and if he had to keep, the ball would be impacting that area. He saw a hand specialist yesterday. Thankfully, theres no tendon damage and it looks as Keepers freak injury Martin Gabor though thats the positive out of the negative. Theyve been able to stitch it up and clean up the wound and let the healing begin. With the time frame and how quickly these games come around, it puts his part in the World Cup in jeopardy, big time. McDonald said the Australians would now seek clearance from the ICCs technical committee in order to bring in a replacement and whether they needed to make a likefor-like replacement. Weve got to work out what a squad would look like going into a World Cup without a back-up keeper, he said. And the scenario that if Matthew Wade were to get injured on the morning of the game, what would we do there if we didnt have a resource within the group that was a standout keeper? Weve got a little bit to work through. It allows us an option to change the balance of the squad as we would like or wed go with the same type of balance which would be a keeperbatsman coming in for Josh. Cam Green, hes definitely a discussion point. Nathan Ellis as well, and then youve got the list of wicketkeeper-batsmen playing domestic cricket at the moment which would include Ben McDermott, Josh Philippe and Alex Carey, the ODI keeper. The Aussies open their title defence against New Zealand at the SCG on Saturday. New Australian cricket vice-captain Alyssa Healy. Picture: Michael Klein ALYSSA Healy is positive Australian captain Meg Lanning will get back involved in cricket but is ready to fill her captaincy shoes after being elevated to the vice-captaincy. With no end date in sight for Lannings self-imposed break from the game, which has taken in the WBBL and could include an upcoming series against India, Healy now looms as the next skipper. Healy, 32 has been elevated to the role following Rachael Haynes retirement from international cricket last month and was ready to take on the main job if required. She also said Lanning, who is in Europe, was chuffed when Healy rang to tell her the news, getting an insight into what the skippers plans are. I am positive (Lanning) will be back around Australian cricket and in what role I am not 100 per cent certain, Healy said. That is a decision for Meg and one that me in particular I am really supportive of her making. Whatever role I play in the summer I am happy with. If she comes back and says this is my team and I want to play and captain, its a great thing for Australian cricket. But if its the flip-side of that and there is a conversation about me having to take over then that is really exciting for me. Healy has played 232 matches for her country second only to all-rounder Ellyse Perry. Healy could find herself leading Australia in a T20I tour of India in December, home ODIs and T20Is against Pakistan in January, and the 2023 T20 World Cup in South Africa in February. Russell Gould healy ready to step up as leader United in bid to turn dismal start around WESTERN United players have backed the clubs championship-winning culture as the key to kickstarting their spluttering early A-League campaign and get a breakthrough win on Friday night. The reigning champions have shown early signs of a title hangover, losing an opening game to runners-up Melbourne City before surrendering an early lead against Sydney FC second-up. In the immediate aftermath of their loss to the Sky Blues, coach John Aloisi threw down the gauntlet to his players to showcase how strong a group they are and not let their poor start spiral. United goalkeeper Jamie Young echoed similar sentiments, declaring its important to focus on what they can do. United will be without star striker Aleksandar Prijovic (toe) for a third-straight game, while new recruit Tongo Doumbia (hamstring) could be out until after the World Cup break. But in more positive news, Aloisi confirmed captain Alessandro Diamanti was in contention to return after eight months on the sidelines with a knee injury. Nick DUrbano Socceroo suffers ankle blow as Cup call looms SOCCEROOS star Ajdin Hrustic is in a race against time to be fit for the World Cup in Qatar with an ankle injury. Hrustic was a lock to be included in coach Graham Arnolds final squad having been arguably Australias best during the qualifying campaign. The midfielder moved from German club Eintracht Frankfurt to Hellas Verona in Italy and was part of the starting side in last weekends 2-1 loss against AC Milan in the Serie A. Hellas Verona confirmed the 26-year-old had avoided surgery but was still expected to be sidelined for several weeks. With the World Cup kicking off in Qatar in a month, Hrustic could struggle to be ready for the Socceroos group stage opener against France on November 23. Arnold will first have to name a preliminary list of up to 55 players by this Friday. He will then need to finalise a 26-man group no later than November 14. Australia has been placed in Group D alongside France, Tunisia and Denmark. Ajdin Hrustic FA questions Roars junior academy cull FOOTBALL Australia has raised concerns over Brisbane Roar abandoning its junior academy in a move that blindsided coach Warren Moon. In the wake of the Roars decision to withdraw four underage sides from competitions to focus on the development of players from the age of 16 and up, the FA has called for an urgent meeting with the club. In its regulatory capacity, Football Australia has some concerns with Brisbane Roar Football Clubs announcement regarding proposed changes to its academy and have scheduled a meeting with the club to gather information and discuss their decision in more detail, an FA statement said. Only once this meeting has taken place will Football Australia be able to provide further comment. Moon, originally hired by the Roar to run their academy, said he was shocked and had not consulted about the move. He said no club in the ALeague had yet managed to create a perfect pathway system. I heard it like everyone else, he said. It is obviously sad, but the club have their reasons and we just have to move on and prepare for the future.