U-19 WC: Patrick Rowe to replace Aaron Hardie in Australia squad

Dubai: Wicket-keeper-batsman Patrick Rowe will replace all-rounder Aaron Hardie in the Australia squad for the Under-19 World Cup, confirmed the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday.

Hardie was himself a replacement for pace bowler Jason Ralston, who suffered a groin injury.

His replacement Rowe is a right-handed batsman and wicket-keeper.

The replacement of a player in the tournament requires the approval of the Event Technical Committee of the tournament before the replacement player can be officially added to the squad.

Australia will play the Under-19 World Cup finals against India on Saturday.