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Ponting 'fine' after hurting wrist in practice

cricket Updated: May 31, 2009 14:44 IST

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Ricky Ponting was hit by a cricket ball in the nets but the team management assured the batsman is fine and there is no cloud of doubt hovering over his availability for any of the World Twenty20 matches.

Michael Hussey struck a ball in the nets at Trent Bridge which hit Ponting on the right wrist ahead of Australia's warm-up match against Bangladesh.

Ponting did not take part in the rest of the net session but a team spokesman told the Australian Associated Press that there was nothing to worry.

"He copped a whack on the wrist and had it iced for the rest of training. He's fine, though, and he'll be back tomorrow. There was no need to have an X-ray," he said.

"It's just a whack on the wrist basically ... It shouldn't be any issue at all," he added.

Ponting had ice pack applied on the area hit by the ball and was seen with a bandage covering the part between wrist and elbow.

Even though the Australian joined his team-mates again in the ground, he did not take part in any activity.

Incidentally, Ponting had a surgery on the same wrist in July last year.