England news September 5, 2012

Trott found to have broken finger

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jonathan Trott has been ruled out of action for three to four weeks meaning he will miss the end of the English domestic season, after scans revealed a fracture to his right hand, but is expected to be fit for the start of the tour to India.

Trott took a blow from Dale Steyn during the fourth ODI against South Africa at Lord's on Sunday and although initial x-rays did not reveal serious damage further investigation has found an undisplaced fracture on his middle finger.

It means Trott will be unavailable for the CB40 final against Hampshire at Lord's and the final round of Championship matches, although Warwickshire are on the brink of securing the four-day title with a game to spare.

An ECB statement said: "Although initial X-rays were clear, a subsequent MRI scan revealed a fracture at the base of his third metacarpal. No intervention is required and the 31-year-old should be able to resume batting in 3-4 weeks and is expected to available for the tour of India next month."

Jonny Bairstow took Trott's place for the final one-day international against South Africa at Trent Bridge and Ravi Bopara moved up to No. 3 but fell for a second ball duck to Dale Steyn.

England are expected to name their Test squad for India next week before the start of the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka. There are a number of issues to resolve, not least whether Kevin Pietersen will be available but also the likely absence of Ian Bell for the Mumbai Test as his wife is due to give birth.

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  • John on September 6, 2012, 20:36 GMT

    @Chithirai Rajan Ramapandi on (September 05 2012, 21:48 PM GMT) Totally spot on there. India were more undercooked/prepared.

  • Tim on September 6, 2012, 9:43 GMT

    It's hardly the end of the world for the man. I'm not convinced Trott's absence in the last ODI made any difference to the result and I would be amazed to see him in a T20 international. So England won't miss him for the remaining three T20 games this season and he should be fully recovered in plenty of time for the India Test series. Warwickshire no boubt don't factor Trott into their domestic season plans as they know he is an integral part of the England set-up. He can put his feet (and hand) up for a few weeks and relax.

  • Dummy4 on September 5, 2012, 21:48 GMT

    @bigwonder.. Both the delhi guys [Sehwag and Gambhil] have played IPL in spite of their injuries and then skipped the West Indies tour[2 test matches provided tough conditions for batsman] prior to the England tour. Sachin Tendulkar played whole of the IPL and skipped the important WI tour and took a holiday break and was seen Wimbledon... So Zaheer, Sehwag and Gambhir returned from Injuries and Sachin returned from his holiday break for England tour 2011... These people thought that England is going to be holiday place and let down the Indian fans. Only Dravid, Laxman and Ishant prepared for this tour, unfortunately only Dravid succeeded. This was not the case with English players.

  • Big on September 5, 2012, 20:18 GMT

    Its amazing how tables have turned for England in last 12 months. Last year, India was struggling with injuries (and people were blaming IPL for it) during test/ODI series with England. Now England is facing the same during its series with SA. Just like Smith said, world is round and what goes around comes around.

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