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Finn, Bell to miss 2nd Test

  • The Guardian, London
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  • Updated: Nov 20, 2012 11:45 IST

England fast bowler Steven Finn has aggravated his thigh strain suffered in the first warm-up tie against India 'A' and will also miss the second Test starting in Mumbai on Friday, according to coach Andy Flower.

Finn could be in line for selection for the last two Tests if a scan on his leg shows no major issues.

Batsman Ian Bell will also miss the Wankhede Test as he has flown home for the birth of his first child. His son was born on Monday.

Flower explained that if the scan on Finn's leg shows no major problem, he will be considered for an England Performance Programme match — with a view to returning in time for the final two Tests in Kolkata and Nagpur.

“Steven has unfortunately hurt his leg again, a couple of days ago, and is having another scan on Wednesday. We don't think he's got any structural damage, but it would be careless to suggest that he might play the second Test.”

The Guardian

 

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