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Adam Voges uncertain of Australian cricket future after head blow

Adam Voges was hit on the helmet trying to duck a bounce during a Sheffield Shield match. Voges is not sure if he can win back his place in the Australian Test cricket team again.

cricket Updated: Dec 06, 2016 13:34 IST
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Adam Voges, who finally made his Test debut in 2015, was hit at the back of the helmet while attempting to evade a bouncer.
Adam Voges, who finally made his Test debut in 2015, was hit at the back of the helmet while attempting to evade a bouncer. (Getty Images)

Veteran Australia batsman Adam Voges thinks his international career may be over after he suffered a concussion while playing for Western Australia in the Sheffield Shield last month.

The 37-year-old, who finally made his Test debut in 2015, was hit at the back of the helmet while attempting to evade a bouncer. The injury cost him a chance to play in the pink ball Test against South Africa in Adelaide.

Adam Voges has not been in top form recently and even before the injury, his spot in the Australian team came under severe scrutiny. The veteran has played some good knocks in domestic cricket this year, but Voges knows that he faces an uphill battle to earn selection for the three-Test series against Pakistan.

Adam Voges sinks to his knees after being struck in the head by a bouncer from Cameron Stevenson. (Getty Images)

Talking to the Cricket Australia website, he said, “I think it’s going to be tough, to be honest (to win back his Test spot)”.

“I always felt that at my age if I missed any games through injury or form, getting my spot back was always going to be tough.”

However, Voges was able to recover quickly from the injury and he went on to score an unbeaten 142 for Melville in WA Premier Cricket on his return.

Talking to the media after the match, he said, “It was nice to spend some time out in the middle, and I got through no problems, no symptoms from the knock.”

Adam Voges boasts of an impressive average of 61.87 in 20 Test matches and at one point, his average was above 100, with some teammates even dubbing him “The Don”.