In what comes as a major blow for the England team, their star wicket-keeper batter Jonny Bairstow has been ruled out of the rest of the summer and the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.
Bairstow sustained a lower limb injury while playing golf on Friday in Leeds. Nottinghamshire batter Ben Duckett will replace Bairstow in the third and final Test against South Africa at the Kia Oval starting next Thursday.
The replacement for Jonny Bairstow in the T20 World Cup squad will be announced soon.
“Bairstow sustained a lower limb injury in a freak accident whilst playing golf on Friday in Leeds,” an ECB statement read.
“He will see a specialist next week to ascertain the full extent of the injury.
“Nottinghamshire batter Ben Duckett has been added to the Test squad for the LV= Insurance third Test at the Kia Oval starting next Thursday.
“A further announcement will be made in due course on who will replace Bairstow in England’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup squad.”
England’s T20 World Cup squad:
Joss Buttler (captain), Moeen Ali, Harry Brook, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Phil Salt, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.
Liam Dawson, Richard Gleeson, Tymal Mills.