|Photos||Video & Audio||Blogs||Statistics||Archive||Shop||Mobile|
July 15, 2013
Chris Wright, the Warwickshire and England Lions pace bowler, has been ruled out for the remainder of the season due a stress fracture of his back.
Wright had taken 19 wickets at 36.26 in eight Championship matches and also played against the New Zealanders for the Lions at Grace Road in May.
He confirmed the diagnosis over Twitter: "Good luck 2 @CricketingBears 2day & 4 rest of season. Bad news will miss it due 2a stress fracture but will return stronger & better!"
In a subsequent message he added that the recovery time is expected to be around six months which means he could struggle to be in contention for the Lions' winter commitments which include shadowing the main squad during the Ashes series in Australia.
Warwickshire's bowling attack has been badly hit by injuries during this season and they seem unlikely to defend their Championship title. They currently sit sixth in the table, 50 points behind leaders Sussex, with seven matches remaining.
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.
The thrills are rather low-octane, the skills are a bit lightweight, and the tournament overly India-centric
As West Indies play their 500th Test, here's an interactive journey through their Test history
Also, high scores and low averages, most ducks in international cricket, and the 12-year-old Test player
Former New Zealand seamer Gavin Larsen talks about wobbly seam-up bowling, the 1992 World Cup, and his role in the next tournament
Plays of the day from the CLT20 game between Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings
Twenty years on, Shivnarine Chanderpaul continues to be understated, underestimated. And that doesn't bother him. What's not to like?
Of the 85 Tests that Bangladesh have played so far, they've lost 70 and won just four. Those stats are easily the worst among all teams when they'd played as many Tests
The planned reorganisation of their domestic structure should help the region recapture some of the glory it enjoyed in the past
In their pomp, West Indies had a 53-13 win-loss record; in their last 99, it is 16-53. That, in a nutshell, shows how steep the decline has been