CricketJonny Bairstow Sustains Injury In A Golf Course, Ruled Out Of Third Test & T20 World Cup
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England batsman Jonny Bairstow has been ruled out of the Twenty20 World Cup due to injury, while out-of-form opener Jason Roy has been left out of the squad for next month’s tournament in Australia.

Jonny Bairstow was initially included in the selection, but the England and Wales Cricket Board later said he would be ruled out of the rest of the summer and the T20 World Cup after suffering a lower limb injury in an accident while playing golf in Leeds on Friday.

Bairstow said in a post on Instagram that he was injured after slipping on the golf course and would need to be operated upon.

Jason Roy has long been an integral part of England’s white-ball team and his explosive batting at the top of the order embodied the team’s aggressive approach as they won their maiden 50-over World Cup title in 2019.

The 32-year-old has struggled for runs this summer and has amassed a total of 76 runs in his last six Twenty20 Internationals, destabilizing his position for the World Cup and the seven-match Twenty20 series in Pakistan.

Fit-again pacers Chris Woakes and Mark Wood, who both last played for England during the Test tour of the West Indies in March, have recovered from their respective injuries to be in both teams.

The ECB said on Friday that Chris Jordan and Liam Livingstone have also been dropped from the England squad, which will not tour Pakistan to continue their rehabilitation.

Captain Jos Buttler, who is already recovering from injury, will tour Pakistan but will be available to play only in the later stages of the series. The ECB said, Moeen Ali will captain the team in Buttler’s absence.

Jordan Cox, Tom Helm, Will Jack, Ollie Stone and Luke Wood are the five uncapped players named in England’s squad for the Pakistan series starting September 20 in Karachi.

Former champions England began their Twenty20 World Cup campaign against Afghanistan in Perth on 22 October.

T20 World Cup squad: Jos Buttler (captain), Moeen Ali, Harry Brooke, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, David Malan, Adil Rashid, Phil Salt, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood