‘It’s rehab 24×7 for me’, says James Faulkner

"Hopefully the rehab I've done with the medical staff has kept me in good shape for what's to come"

“Hopefully the rehab I’ve done with the medical staff has kept me in good shape for what’s to come”

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Australia all-rounder James Faulkner has revealed that he is unsure when he will make his international comeback.

Faulkner suffered a side strain during the ODI tri-series final against England on February 1 in Perth and has also confirmed that he will miss Australia’s World Cup match against Bangladesh in Brisbane on February 21.

“Everyone is a little bit unsure but hopefully the rehab I’ve done with the medical staff has kept me in good shape for what’s to come,” Faulkner said. “I haven’t been given any fitness deadline, I’m not sure what their plan is with that. I’ll just do as I’m told with the medical staff and concentrate on that. It’s rehab 24×7 for me and will continue to be until I’m back.”

When asked if all-rounder Mitchell Marsh could possibly take over his spot on a permanent basis, Faulkner said: “I don’t think we’re actually fighting for the same sort of spot, we’re different players. Mitch has always been a batter and his overs have been handy. I know he’s working hard on his bowling and he got some rewards the other day.

“I think we can both definitely play in the same team and we have a few games so far, so there’s no reason we can’t continue.

“The beauty about the Australian set-up is it’s such a strong squad, it’s going to be hard for spots. That’s a great thing for Australian cricket and a great thing for the whole team, you’ve got to really be on your toes and when given a chance you’ve got to grab it with both hands.”

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