James Vince cleared of serious finger injury

James Vince has been cleared to join the England squad for The Oval Test despite sustaining a dislocated finger on the final day at Edgbaston.

Vince suffered the injury to the ring finger of his left hand as he attempted to catch Rahat Ali off the bowling of Stuart Broad at second slip. He left the field immediately and was subsequently sent for a scan. It is also understood he has had a stitch in the webbing between his ring and little fingers.

Vince was sent for a scan but when that showed no fracture or break, he was cleared to join up with the rest of the 13-man squad. The finger is bruised but it is not thought to be an issue that will will influence selection of the final XI.

While he retained his place in the England squad for the final Test at The Oval - they named an unchanged 13-man squad - his position could come under threat if England opt to play Adil Rashid as their second spinner. Vince scored 81 runs in the Edgbaston Test, including equalling his Test-best score of 42 in the second innings, but he remains without a half-century after six Tests and nine innings and was the only England player in the top seven not to manage a half-century at Edgbaston.