Jhye picked up the injury in the second ODI against Pakistan in March in Sharjah. Getty

Jhye Richardson has been ruled out of the 2019 World Cup because of a dislocated shoulder, Cricket Australia confirmed on Wednesday (May 8). Kane Richardson has been called in as replacement for the Western Australia pacer.

Jhye picked up the injury in the second ODI against Pakistan in March in Sharjah and hasn't recovered in time to make the trip to the United Kingdom. He was exceptional in the series in India where he bagged seven wickets in five games and played a key role in Australia winning the series 3-2.

"This is obviously very disappointing news for the team and for Jhye, who has been exceptional throughout his rehabilitation process," Australia's physiotherapist David Beakley said. "After his most recent assessment and attempting to bowl in the nets, it was clear that Jhye was not progressing as fast as required and therefore, in consultation with selectors, we made the decision to withdraw him from the squad.

"Jhye will continue with his rehabilitation and we will look to resume bowling in the coming weeks. At this stage, we are still hopeful that he could be available for Australia A tour of England."

The selectors have decided to go with Kane ahead of Josh Hazlewood, who is expected to play a key role of Australia in the Ashes after the World Cup and is recovering from a back stress fracture. He has been working with the Australia squad in the World Cup camp and was part of the group that toured India and then the United Arab Emirates for the series against India and Pakistan respectively.

Australia play their warm-up games against England and Sri Lanka on May 25 and 27 respectively before starting their campaign against Afghanistan on June 1.