Surgery for Coulter-Nile

  • Last Updated: June 25 2014, 7:43 BST

Nathan Coulter-Nile has been ruled out of Australia's upcoming one-day international series against Zimbabwe and South Africa after undergoing hamstring surgery, Cricket Australia has confirmed.

Nathan Coulter-Nile: Under the knife and will miss trip to Zimbabwe
Nathan Coulter-Nile: Under the knife and will miss trip to Zimbabwe

The 26-year-old all-rounder underwent surgery on his left hamstring in Melbourne on Tuesday and will not recover in time to take part in the series in Harare, which begins in August.

Australia's team physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said: "Nathan has had a recurring left hamstring tendon injury over the past four months and required surgery to repair the damaged tendon to give it the best chance of recovery.

"Nathan will now commence a rehabilitation program, however he is unlikely to be bowling again in time to be available for the ODI Tri-Series in Zimbabwe.

"We will take our time with Nathan's recovery to ensure he is fully fit for the big summer of cricket ahead."

Australia face hosts Zimbabwe in Harare on August 25, before taking on South Africa in the Zimbabwean capital two days later.

Michael Clarke's side then play the hosts again on August 31 before concluding the series against the Proteas on September 2.