Eoin Morgan hopes to be fit for Australia series

02 June, 2018, 04:44 | Author: Ellis Copeland
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But while he won't be able to play in that match, Morgan - England's limited-overs skipper - will take charge on June 10 against Scotland and then in five matches against Australia.

Updated ICC World XI squad: Shahid Afridi (C), Dinesh Karthik, Mitchell McClenaghan, Thisara Perera, Rashid Khan, Luke Ronchi, Shoaib Malik, Tamim Iqbal, Sandeep Lamichhane, Adil Rashid, Mohammed Shami, Sam Billings, Sam Curran, Tymal Mills. Further, the likes of Sam Curran and Tymal Mills have also got added to the World XI squad.

"I have a small fracture in the ring finger of my right hand", Morgan explained.

It is believed the problem will sideline Morgan for seven to 10 days, meaning he should be fit to play in England's one-day worldwide against Scotland at Edinburgh on June 10.

Morgan was forced to withdraw from Thursday's Hurricane Relief Twenty20 Challenge with the injury, but it will not hamper his England commitments.

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Jos Buttler, who made a sparkling return to Test cricket in the nine-wicket loss to England at Lord's last weekend, has been rested for the Scotland ODI, but has been included in the 14-man squad named on Wednesday for the Australia showdown.

All the proceeds from this match will be used to redevelop stadia in the Caribbean, which were damaged due to hurricanes a year ago. The match is being organized to raise funds for stadia in the Caribbean that were badly damaged following Hurricanes Irma and Maria a year ago, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said in a statement.

The England white-ball captain was expected to lead the ICC World XI but sustained the injury while fielding for Middlesex against Somerset in domestic match at Taunton on Sunday.

"It is not a bad crack but it is bad enough to keep him out of tomorrow's Middlesex game and the World XI game", Flower said.

"It was my first time being selected in a charitable but also World XI game, it's very special to be selected", he said.

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