D'Arcy Short has been ruled out of the first match, between Western Australia and New South Wales, because of a dog bite. It may sound funny but the Aussie batsman needed stitches.
Short was bitten on his left hand while playing with his dog Ralph two weeks ago. Not only him, but even Marcus Stoinis is also recovering from a hamstring injury he suffered in England’s T20 Blast in August.
"D'Arcy had an unlucky incident two weeks ago while playing with his dog, where his hand got in the way of a dog toy and the bite caused a deep laceration to the palm of his hand," WACA sports science sports medicine manager Nick Jones said in a statement.
"He needed a few stitches and surgical washout but has returned to batting and catching balls this week, and is on track for selection in round two [against South Australia on Saturday]."
Even Matt Kelly for Western Australia is missing the game.
For New South Wale Blues, skipper Peter Nevill's thumb injury has ruled him out of the entire tournament.