Broad ruled out of India tour, T20s against West Indies

Stuart Broad will miss the final ODI against India Getty Images

London: Sep 12, 2011

Pacer Stuart Broad was on Monday ruled out of England’s upcoming assignments, which include two T20 matches against the West Indies and the tour of India where they will play five one-dayers, due to a shoulder injury.

Broad, who is also automatically ruled out of the fifth and the final one-dayer of the ongoing ODI series against India, tore his shoulder muscle while bowling his final over during the fourth match at Lord’s yesterday.

“Stuart has a muscle tear within his shoulder and will require an initial period of rest and rehabilitation. Exact timescales will be determined in due course but he is likely to be ruled out of cricket for a number of weeks,” said England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chief medical officer, Nick Peirce.

The ECB, in a statement, said that Broad could join the squad for the team’s T20 match in Kolkata on October 29.

“Broad may be fit to join the England squad for the Twenty20 fixture scheduled for 29 October in Kolkata,” the ECB said.

England are scheduled to play the West Indies at the end of this month after the ongoing ODI series and will then travel to India next month.

Broad bowled well at Lord’s yesterday, picking up the wickets of openers Parthiv Patel and Ajinkya Rahane in his first two overs.

It has been an injury-hit last 10 months for Broad, who was ruled out of the final three Ashes Tests last winter due to stomach strain, before picking up a rib injury during the World Cup that forced him to return home.

With Eoin Morgan, England’s T20 vice-captain, too ruled out due to a shoulder injury there is no obvious replacement for Broad as captain. (PTI)