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England bring in Bairstow as cover for injured Stokes
Cardiff, September 16, 2011
First Published: 16:23 IST(16/9/2011)
Last Updated: 16:30 IST(16/9/2011)

The England cricket team today called up Jonathan Bairstow as cover for injured all-rounder Ben Stokes ahead of the fifth and final one-dayer against India in Cardiff.

Apart from Bairstow, Jos Buttler has also been added to the squad as a batting cover. "Jonathan Bairstow (Yorkshire) and Jos Buttler (Somerset) have today been called up to the England squad for the final one-day international in the NatWest Series against India at the SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff on Friday September 16," the England and Wales Cricket Board said in a statement.

Stokes has had a reoccurrence of a finger injury. England currently lead the five-match series 2-0 with one match remaining. While the first match of the series was rained out, another ended in a tie.

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