Australia quick bowling all-rounder Nathan Coulter-Nile will undergo a series of tests after being hampered by a bout of vertigo during a BBL match recently where he was playing for Perth Scorchers.
Coulter-Nile showed some problems while bowling his fourth over of the match against Adelaide Strikers. He finished his spell and immediately collapsed on the ground and had to be assisted off the field and later Cricket Australia (CA) confirmed that he had suffered a bout of vertigo. He was taken to a hospital for precautionary measures and will now face a battery of tests.
"They put him on an IV drip and he was feeling well enough to travel with us today, which is good," Scorchers coach Adam Voges said as the squad arrived back in Perth. "It's something he's had before in the past. It's normally taken a day or two for it to settle down. Hopefully, that's the case and there's nothing more sinister than that.”
Voges further said, "It's very random and came out of the blue. I'm just glad he was discharged from hospital last night. He still doesn't look great and he's not 100 percent but he's certainly feeling a lot better than he was and I'm sure he's glad to be home. (The doctors suggested) because he has had it in the past, he is prone to perhaps getting more episodes, but we'll send him to some medical teams this week and see if there's any other investigation that needs to happen."
Coulter-Nile is part of the Australian team which will tour India for a limited overs series comprising of five-match One-Day Internationals and two-match T20 Internationals. The team is set to leave for India on the coming Monday.