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

England all-rounder David Willey has been ruled out of the forthcoming one-day series against Pakistan after injuring his left hand, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Sunday. Willey, 26, hurt himself while playing for Yorkshire during England’s T20 Finals Day on Saturday and an X-rayon Sunday suggested he could have suffered a significant injury. He will undergo a further scan and be assessed by a consultant on Monday. He has been withdrawn from England’s ODI squad until the extent of his injury is known. Willey’s place in the squad will be taken by Nottinghamshire seamer Jake Ball. The England squad will convene in Southampton before the first match of a five-match series at the Rose Bowl on Wednesday. The Test series between the countries was drawn 2-2. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Pakistan vs England, 1st ODI at The Rose Bowl, Southampton. 

Meanwhile, Ben Stokes and Mark Wood make their way back to the England One-Day International (ODI) squad against Pakistan after staying away due to injuries. They will join the squad after completing their county final at NatWest Blast at Edgbaston this weekend. Stokes has thrown himself into his rehabilitation for the second time this summer since suffering a torn calf muscle when bowling in the third Investec Test against Pakistan at Emirates Old Trafford late last month, and is set to add to his tally of 39 ODI appearances – the last against South Africa in Cape Town in February.

In contrast, Wood has entered the ODI arena after prolong absence but has made an impressive return in recent weeks with both Durham and England Lions from an ankle injury sustained in last winter’s series against Pakistan in the UAE.