ICC World T20: England pacer Steve Finn ruled out of squad, Plunkett named as replacement

London: England seamer Steven Finn has been ruled out of the ICC World T20 in India owing to a calf strain with Liam Plunkett named as his replacement.

England pacer Steve Finn is yet to recover from a calf injury. Getty

England pacer Steve Finn is yet to recover from a calf injury. Getty

For Finn, it is the latest blow during an injury-hit period. He was ruled out of the tour of the UAE late December with a stress injury to his left foot and left the tour of South Africa early with a side strain he picked up during the third Test in Johannesburg.

"Really disappointed to have picked up another injury on my road to recovery," Finn tweeted.

"Gutted doesn't describe it. Good luck to the guys out there!"

In Finn's absence, Plunkett will form England's pace attack in the tournament alongside David Willey, Reece Topley, Chris Jordan and Ben Stokes.

England will miss Finn's extra pace, which nobody else has in the 15-man squad, and for his bounce, which can deter batsmen from lunging on to the front foot or running down the pitch. Finn had a particularly good game in a recent T20 international against South Africa at Johannesburg. PTI


Updated Date: Feb 27, 2016 18:24 PM

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