Sri Lanka vs England: Injured Jonny Bairstow out of fifth ODI, one-off T20I
Jonny Bairstow reacts as he walks off the field after injuring his ankle. (AFP image)

England will not be able to call on the services of wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow in the fifth ODI against Sri Lanka on Tuesday or the one-off Twenty20 international that follows.

Bairstow twisted his right ankle while playing football during training ahead of the fourth ODI on Sunday – which England won to claim the series with a game to spare – and was replaced by Alex Hales.

A statement by the ECB Monday said: “He will be monitored and assessed on a daily basis by the England medical team in Sri Lanka and a further update will be given in due course on his fitness ahead of the three-match Test series starting next month.”

The first Test between Sri Lanka and England is in Galle from November 6 and England will hope the Bairstow recovers in time. Should he not, Jos Buttler will keep wickets.

The Galle Test will also be the last for Sri Lanka’s Rangana Herath.