Broad likely to miss Twenty20 series against West Indies

England will have to find another captain if Stuart Broad is ruled out of T20 series against West Indies Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

London: Sep 12, 2011

England s Twenty20 captain Stuart Broad, who suffered an arm injury while bowling during the fourth One-Day International against India, is likely to miss the upcoming two-match T20 series against the West Indies, reports said.

England s ODI skipper Alastair Cook informed that the severity of the injury will be clearer in a day or two.

Cook said, “He went for a scan on his triceps. It is such early days so we are not sure the extent of the injury. We have our fingers crossed for him. We’ll know in the next 48 hours.”

Stuart Broad was instrumental in England s successful campaign against India in the Test series, wherein he took 25 wickets in four Tests and scored 182 runs in as many matches at an average of 60.66.

He also led England in the one-off Twenty20 against India, which they won by six wickets at Manchester.

If Broad is not fit for the West Indies series, England will not only have to find another captain, but also a vice-captain, as Eoin Morgan is already out of action for three months due to a shoulder injury.

England sealed the five-match ODI series by 2-0 on Sunday, after the fourth ODI was declared a tie due to frequent rain interruptions. While the first ODI was washed away by rains, England won the second and the third ODIs by seven and three wickets respectively.