Star England National Cricket Team wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow has been ruled out of the third match of the three-match Test series against South Africa National Cricket Team and the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, which is set to be played in October-November in Australia.
On Friday, September 2, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) released an official statement in which it was stated that the 32-year-old Yorkshire wicketkeeper-batsman “sustained a lower limb injury in a freak accident whilst playing golf on Friday in Leeds.”
It was further asserted that the injury has ruled Jonny Bairstow, who is a key member of the England setup, out of the rest of the summer.
“England and Yorkshire batter Jonathan 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 in a freak accident whilst playing golf on Friday in Leeds. He will see a specialist next week to ascertain the full extent of the injury,” England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said in an official statement on Friday.
The three-match Test series between South Africa and England is currently levelled at 1-1. The Proteas won the first Test by an innings and 12 runs and The Three Lions won the second Test by an innings and 85 runs.
Ben Duckett replaces Jonny Bairstow in the Test squad
The England and Wales Cricket Board further stated that the Nottinghamshire batter Ben Duckett has been included in the Test squad as a replacement for Jonny Bairstow. Also, ECB will soon name his replacement for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022.
“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 and Wales Cricket Board said in an official statement.
England’s Squad for T20 World Cup
Jos Buttler (c), Moeen Ali, Harry Brook, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Phil Salt, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, David Willey, Chris Woakes, and Mark Wood. Travel Reserve: Tymal Mills, Liam Dawson, and Richard Gleeson
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