Tom Abell ruled out of England’s Bangladesh tour due to side strain
He did not complete his over, and was unused as a batter in the run chase as Lions secured a four-wicket win. A scan on Thursday confirmed the injury, with Abell to return home shortly to begin his recovery.
Andy Hurry, Abell’s director of cricket at Somerset, said: “Obviously, we are all extremely disappointed for Tom. He has shown over a number of seasons the quality of player he is, and picking up an injury at this time is incredibly frustrating for him. We will focus now on ensuring he receives all the appropriate support he needs during a period of rehabilitation through to him returning to play.”
England arrive in Dhaka next Friday ahead of the first ODI on March 1. The three ODIs are part of the ICC’s Super League, though both teams have already secured qualification for the 2023 World Cup.
ODI squad: Jos Buttler (capt & wk), Rehan Ahmed, Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Sam Curran, Saqib Mahmood, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Phil Salt, Reece Topley, James Vince, Chris Woakes and Mark Wood
T20I squad: Ben Duckett, Will Jacks and Chris Jordan replace Saqib Mahmood, Jason Roy and James Vince.