England skipper Eoin Morgan has been dominated out of the ultimate two one-day internationals towards India in Pune after splitting the webbing between his thumb and index finger in Tuesday’s opener, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) mentioned on Thursday.
REUTERS: England skipper Eoin Morgan has been dominated out of the ultimate two one-day internationals towards India in Pune after splitting the webbing between his thumb and index finger in Tuesday’s opener, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) mentioned on Thursday.
Jos Buttler can be captain from Friday’s second match, whereas batsman Liam Livingstone is ready to make his ODI debut.
Wicketkeeper batsman Sam Billings, who has a bruised collar bone, can be sidelined on Friday, with a choice on his health for Sunday’s last match to be taken in the end. Batsman Dawid Malan can be obtainable for choice.
Morgan got here out to bat with 4 stitches in his proper hand having break up his webbing whereas fielding on Tuesday and scored a defiant 22, as England misplaced the match by 66 runs.
He went by way of a fielding drill throughout coaching on the MCA Stadium in Pune on Thursday earlier than declaring himself unfit.
“I had the hand re-dressed earlier than the beginning of coaching but it surely rapidly grew to become obvious that I discovered myself defending the harm and entering into the improper positions to catch the ball,” Morgan mentioned.
“There’s nowhere to cover on the sphere in worldwide cricket today, particularly in limited-over codecs, so it did not require any nice thought to make myself unavailable.
“It was a freak harm and it is extraordinarily irritating however there’s nothing I can do about it. It is now only a case of letting the minimize heal. I’ve each confidence in Jos and the remainder of the squad coping with out me.”
India batsman Shreyas Iyer can be out of the remaining two ODIs on account of a shoulder harm.
(Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Modifying by Ken Ferris)