Eoin Morgan Expects a Quick Return After Injury

Published - 30 May 2018, 02:34 PM | Updated - 30 May 2018, 02:36 PM

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England’s limited-overs skipper, Eoin Morgan is hopeful to make a quick return following the fractured finger that has ruled him out of his appearance for the Rest of the World against the Windies owing to the charity match.

The much-awaited fixture is scheduled on May 31. Meanwhile, Morgan will miss the Twenty20 fixture at Lord’s after injuring his right ring finger.

However, it is likely that the injury will keep Morgan out of action for at least 7-10 days. As a result, he will recover ahead of the One-day Internationals against Scotland at Edinburgh on June 10.

The Morgan-led side will play five ODIs against Australia next month after the Scotland ODI.

It’s not a huge concern, it’s one that hopefully we can manage past about a week when the swelling goes down,” Morgan said in a statement.

The southpaw maintained he is expecting to make a comeback for his local county side Middlesex.

It’s not fractured into the joint, which is a really good result. I’ll be fine for the one-dayers. I will hopefully be back for one more Middlesex game, potentially two. We will wait and see,” he added.

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Morgan’s county side Middlesex confirmed the news of his injury. Their report added that he suffered the injury when he was fielding during the Royal London One-Day Cup match against Somerset on Sunday (May 27).

On the other side, England national team is facing Pakistan in the ongoing Test series. Visitors under the leadership of Sarfraz Ahmed lead the series 1-0.

The batsman was set to lead the World XI against the Windies. Meanwhile, the cash proceeds will help in raising funds for stadiums in Dominica and Anguilla damaged by hurricanes last year (2017).

Concluding, former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi will lead the World XI in the absence of Eoin Morgan.

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