England star Jonny Bairstow has been ruled out of the rest of the summer and the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup after sustaining a lower limb injury in a freak accident whilst playing golf on Friday in Leeds.
Bairstow 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 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.
Earlier, England Cricket Board (ECB) has named him in the squad. However, he was not the part of Pakistan tour.
England will next play the third Test against South Africa, starting September 8 at the Oval. The series has been tied 1-1 after England bounced back in the second Test in Manchester. Apart from the series victory, crucial World Test Championship points will also be at stake.
With Ben Duckett replacing him in the Test squad, it now remains to be seen who will replace him in the squad of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.