England vs West Indies: David Willey ruled out of forthcoming ODI tour following shoulder surgery

Willey could only manage two overs during England's ODI win over India in Kolkata last month before a problem with his left shoulder saw him leave the field and forced him out of the subsequent T20I series.

AFP February 14, 2017 21:21:09 IST
England vs West Indies: David Willey ruled out of forthcoming ODI tour following shoulder surgery

London: England all-rounder David Willey has been ruled out of the forthcoming one-day international tour of the West Indies following surgery on a shoulder injury, it was announced on Tuesday.

England vs West Indies David Willey ruled out of forthcoming ODI tour following shoulder surgery

File photo of David Willey. AFP

The 26-year-old could only manage two overs during England's ODI win over India in Kolkata last month before a problem with his left shoulder saw him leave the field and forced him out of the subsequent T20I series.

A left-arm fast-medium bowler and hard-hitting batsman, Willey – the son of former England batsman and international umpire Peter Willey – has appeared in 25 ODIs and 12 T20Is.

His place in England's 14-man squad for next month's three ODIs in the Caribbean has been taken by Middlesex fast bowler Steven Finn.

Willey is now set to be sidelined until the start if the English domestic season in April, with an England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) statement issued on Tuesday saying: "The Yorkshire all-rounder had surgery on his left shoulder on Friday to further assess the injury he sustained whilst bowling in the third ODI against India last month.

"He has suffered a partial tear of a tendon and will be out of action until April."

The injury has come at a particularly bad time for Willey, looking to secure his place in the ODI side ahead of the 50-over Champions Trophy in England and Wales in June.

Finn, who last played international white-ball cricket back in September 2015, will now curtail his involvement in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) to join the England squad.

England, who will be captained by Eoin Morgan, a longstanding team-mate of Finn at Middlesex, are due to fly to the Caribbean a week from Wednesday, with star batsman Joe Root appointed Test skipper since the squad was first announced.

They will play two warm-up matches before the first ODI in Antigua on 3 March, with Finn vying for a place in England's seam-bowling line-up with Jake Ball, Liam Plunkett and Chris Woakes.

Revised England ODI squad for West Indies tour:

Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler (wk), Liam Dawson, Steven Finn, Eoin Morgan (C), Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes.

Fixtures:

25 February: Warm-up match, (50 overs): WICB President's XI vs England XI, Warner Park, St Kitts and Nevis.

27 February: Warm-up match (50 overs), WICB President's XI vs England XI, Warner Park, St Kitts and Nevis.

3 March: 1st ODI, West Indies vs England, Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, Antigua.

5 March: 2nd ODI, West Indies vs England, Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, Antigua.

9 March: 3rd ODI, West Indies vs England, Kensington Oval, Barbados.

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