Tom Abell has been dominated out of England’s upcoming tour to Bangladesh with a facet pressure, denying him the possibility to win his first worldwide cap.
Abell, the Somerset captain who bats within the center order, strained his left facet whereas bowling the primary ball of his third over in England Lions’ victory over Sri Lanka A in Colombo on Wednesday.
He didn’t full his over, and was unused as a batter within the run chase as Lions secured a four-wicket win. A scan on Thursday confirmed the harm, with Abell to return residence shortly to start his restoration.
Andy Hurry, Abell’s director of cricket at Somerset, stated: “Obviously, we are all extremely disappointed for Tom. He has shown over a number of seasons the quality of player he is, and picking up an injury at this time is incredibly frustrating for him. We will focus now on ensuring he receives all the appropriate support he needs during a period of rehabilitation through to him returning to play.”
England initially named 15-man squads for each the T20I and ODI legs of the tour, which runs from March 1-14, however stated on Thursday that they might not identify a substitute for Abell.
However, ESPNcricinfo understands that Will Jacks – who is barely within the T20I squad – may journey to Bangladesh early and arrive in time for the ODI collection if he’s not chosen for the second Test in New Zealand.
Several potential replacements reminiscent of Sam Billings, Alex Hales and Liam Dawson had beforehand dominated themselves out of the tour, as a substitute opting to fulfil their respective contracts within the ongoing Pakistan Super League.
Abell’s identify didn’t function amongst Birmingham Phoenix’s retained gamers when the ECB confirmed participant actions within the Hundred on Thursday, however ESPNcricinfo understands Welsh Fire are as a substitute contemplating signing him as captain in subsequent month’s draft.
England arrive in Dhaka subsequent Friday forward of the primary ODI on March 1. The three ODIs are a part of the ICC’s Super League, although each groups have already secured qualification for the 2023 World Cup.
ODI squad: Jos Buttler (capt & wk), Rehan Ahmed, Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Sam Curran, Saqib Mahmood, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Phil Salt, Reece Topley, James Vince, Chris Woakes and Mark Wood
T20I squad: Ben Duckett, Will Jacks and Chris Jordan change Saqib Mahmood, Jason Roy and James Vince.
Source web site: www.espncricinfo.com