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Cricket news - Injured Jhye Richardson optimistic of World Cup berth

"We are hopeful that Jhye will not require surgery but he will see a shoulder specialist early next week for a further opinion" - Saw, Australia team doctor

Australian pacer Jhye Richardson, who was ruled out of the ongoing five-match ODI series against Pakistan with a dislocated shoulder, remains hopeful of making it to the World Cup after scans revealed no bone damage or fracture. Although, whether or not he will require surgery, is yet to be decided.

"Jhye Richardson has had scans on his right shoulder to assess the extent of his injury. The scans demonstrated the usual soft tissue damage we expect following a dislocation but fortunately has excluded any bone damage or fracture," said Richard Saw, Australia's team doctor, on Friday (March 28).

"We are hopeful that Jhye will not require surgery but he will see a shoulder specialist early next week for a further opinion. We will be able to provide an update in respect to next steps once we have all the information on the table."

Richardson had dislocated his right shoulder during an attempt in the field during Australia's second ODI against Pakistan on Sunday in Sharjah. He left the field immediately and returned to Perth for further assessment.

"Everyone in the Australian camp is hopeful, I'm hopeful and in high spirits," Richardson was quoted as saying by Cricket Australia. "I'm not ruling out the World Cup at this stage, that's definitely not an option. It's all about getting the shoulder right at this stage.

"JL (Justin Langer) said he's pleased with how I've been going about my business, I was really satisfied with how I played in India and going into the Pakistan series as well I was happy with the way I was playing. The shoulder injury is unfortunate, but these things do happen and I'm eager to bounce back quickly," he added.

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