Melbourne:Dethroned Ashes champions Australia received more bad news when injured wicketkeeper Brad Haddin was advised to return home before the one-day and Twenty20 series in England.
Haddin had fractured his finger on the left hand prior to the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston and could not play in the match but later returned to the team for the fourth and fifth matches of the series, which they eventually lost 1-2 to hosts England.
"It has now been decided Brad will return to Australia to allow him further recovery time and consultation with the specialists to determine the best possible management of the injury," Australian physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said in a statement.
"His participation in any of the one-day and Twenty20 components of Australia's VB Tour of England and the ICC Champions Trophy will be decided after consultation with these specialists," Kountouris said.
Australia will play two T20 - August 30 and September 1, followed by a seven-match ODI series commencing from against England September 4.