Australian batsman Nic Maddinson pulls out of Pakistan tour recreation on psychological well being grounds


Batsman Nic Maddinson has withdrawn from Australia A’s match in opposition to Pakistan on psychological well being grounds, Cricket Australia mentioned on Saturday.

Maddinson, who performed three Checks for Australia in 2016, has beforehand struggled with psychological well being points and took a break from the sport in 2017 after being dropped from the Take a look at squad.

Governing physique Cricket Australia (CA) mentioned it supported the 27-year-old’s determination, which was relayed to the workforce administration on Friday.

“Nic has made the fitting determination and we’re all behind him,” Australia A coach Graeme Hick mentioned in a CA assertion.

“It’s braver to talk up than to endure in silence and I applaud Nic for having the braveness to place his well being first.”

Opening batsman Cameron Bancroft, who was dropped from the Take a look at facet throughout the Ashes in England, replaces Maddinson within the Australia A XI for the three-day, day-night match in opposition to Pakistan beginning Monday at Perth Stadium.

Maddinson’s withdrawal comes simply over every week after Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell pulled out halfway by means of the T20 collection in opposition to Sri Lanka over psychological well being points.

Maxwell stays on an indefinite break from all cricket.

Maddinson was certainly one of a lot of batsmen enjoying an unofficial audition for spots within the Take a look at facet forward of a two-match collection in opposition to Pakistan.

The primary Take a look at begins in Brisbane on November 21.

Australia’s T20 facet routed Pakistan by 10 wickets in Perth on Friday to win their three-match collection 2-Zero. The primary match was deserted resulting from rain.

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