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Ashes: Huge blow to England ahead of fifth Test as THIS player returns home due to injury

Ashes: Enormous blow to England forward of fifth Check as THIS participant returns residence as a result of harm | Cricket Information

Sydney: England’s Jos Buttler has a damaged finger and can be returning residence to finish a troublesome Ashes tour for the 57-Check capped wicketkeeper batsman.
England crew administration mentioned after the dramatic end to the fourth Check that noticed the vacationers cling on for a draw on the Sydney Cricket Floor on Sunday that Buttler has a ‘fractured left index finger’ and that he’ll return residence on Monday for additional evaluation and remedy.
“It is fairly a severe harm and for him to have the ability to entrance up and put in as he did from the second he took that knock exhibits how a lot he cares,” mentioned captain Joe Root after the fourth Check.
“It exhibits how a lot it means to him to play on this Check crew and the way a lot it means to him to play for England.”
With Buttler unable to take the gloves, his apparent substitute, Jonny Bairstow, was additionally hobbled, having harm his thumb whereas scoring a century in England’s first innings, which meant Ollie Pope was drafted in for the vacationers in its place fielder.
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Pope misplaced his spot within the batting order to Bairstow and wasn’t within the beginning XI within the fourth Check.
The England crew mentioned that Bairstow would journey with the touring squad to Hobart for the fifth Check beginning on Friday and his thumb harm could be assessed later within the week.
England have additionally referred to as limited-overs specialist wicketkeeper Sam Billings into the squad as cowl for Bairstow and Buttler.

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