Hip injury rules out Taylor from Australia tour

Melbourne, Nov 30 (Inditop.com) Fast bowler Jerome Taylor has been ruled out of the ongoing cricket series against Australia due to an injury, it was announced by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) here Monday.

Team manager Joel Garner said that the 25-year-old injured his left hip and back while bowling on the opening day of the first Test Match against Australia at the Gabba in Brisbane.

Taylor bowled nine overs but was able to bat in either innings. He will return to Jamaica Tuesday to continue his rehabilitation. No replacement player has been named at the moment.

Meanwhile, middle-order batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan has been responding well to treatment for a back injury that forced him to miss the first Test.