David Willey hurt himself while playing for Yorkshire © Getty Images
David Willey hurt himself while playing for Yorkshire © Getty Images

English all-rounder David Willey is expected to join the national side despite suffering an injury during the NatWest T20 Blast semi-final on Saturday. Initially, his left hand looked seriously injured but as per the latest reports he could well take part for the ODI series against Pakistan. Willey suffered an injury when a powerful drive from Mark Stoneman hit his hand. Willey played the whole game but later after X-ray scans, he was ruled out for the ODI series against Pakistan. However, the reports said that Willey has fortunately not suffered any fractures and were just a bruise. He will join the English side after their first encounter on Wednesday. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Pakistan vs England, 1st ODI at The Rose Bowl, Southampton. 

“On further review today, David Willey has been cleared of a fracture to his left hand and he will rejoin England’s ODI squad on Thursday. His progress will be monitored by the medical team during the series,” and England spokesman was quoted in a report from ESPNCricinfo. 

England called up Jake Ball to replace Willey as the latter’s presence in the series was not confirmed, Ball will remain with the squad. England will be certainly happy with Willey back in the dug-out as the impactful all-rounder has been in good form for Yorkshire in the recently ended NatWest T20 Blast. His side lost the semi-final battle to Durham but Willey was praised for his commitment.

Willey also took to his Twitter handle where he posted a picture of the injury on his left-hand and wrote, ““Good news! No serious damage so I’ll be back as soon as the swelling goes!”