ICC World XI vs West Indies: Eoin Morgan ruled out due to fractured finger; Shahid Afridi to lead Rest of World

It is believed the problem will sideline Morgan for seven to 10 days, meaning he should be fit to play in England's one-day international against Scotland at Edinburgh on 10 June.

AFP, May 29, 2018 21:25:22 IST

London: Eoin Morgan hopes to make a quick return from the fractured finger that has ruled the England limited overs' captain out of his appearance for the Rest of the World against the West Indies.

File image of England cricket team captain Eoin Morgan. Getty images

File image of England cricket team captain Eoin Morgan. Getty images

Morgan will miss the T20 fixture at Lord's after chipping the end of his right ring finger.

It is believed the problem will sideline Morgan for seven to 10 days, meaning he should be fit to play in England's one-day international against Scotland at Edinburgh on 10 June.

The Scotland clash is followed by five ODIs against Australia next month.

Morgan's county Middlesex confirmed he suffered the injury when he was fielding during the Royal London One-Day Cup match against Somerset on Sunday.

The batsman was set to captain the World XI in a game which is being held to raise funds for stadiums in Dominica and Anguilla damaged by hurricanes last year.

Andy Flower, the England and Wales Cricket Board's stand-in director, said on the ICC's official website: "It is not a bad crack but it is bad enough to keep him out of tomorrow's Middlesex game and the World XI game.

"It is not a huge concern, it is one we can hopefully manage past in about a week."

Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi will skipper the World XI in the absence of Morgan.

Updated Date: May 29, 2018 21:25:22 IST


World Cup 2019 Points Table

Team p w l nr pts
Australia 5 4 1 0 8
New Zealand 4 3 0 1 7
India 4 3 0 1 7
England 4 3 1 0 6
Bangladesh 5 2 2 1 5
Sri Lanka 5 1 2 2 4
West Indies 5 1 3 1 3
South Africa 5 1 3 1 3
Pakistan 5 1 3 1 3
Afghanistan 4 0 4 0 0





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5720 124
2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4647 111
5 Australia 4805 109
6 Pakistan 4107 93
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254