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Home / Cricket / England bring in Bairstow as cover for injured Stokes

England bring in Bairstow as cover for injured Stokes

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.

cricket Updated: Sep 16, 2011 16:30 IST

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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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