Joe Root has been ruled out of a Twenty20 array opposite West Indies and, in all probability, a World Twenty20 to follow after x-rays suggested he had suffered a damaged ride in a determining ODI in Antigua on Wednesday. It means Ian Bell, who final played Twenty20 cricket in Jan 2011, is in line for a place in a World T20 squad.
Although a ECB proclamation did not order Root out of a World T20 in Bangladesh, only saying that he would be returning to a UK to see a specialist, a liberation time support means he appears to have really small possibility of being available. England’s initial organisation compare is opposite New Zealand on Mar 22.
Root was struck by a Ravi Rampaul smoothness third round of his innings and a medical staff wanted him to retire harm during a sleet break, though Root insisted on resuming and scored a superbly-paced lass ODI hundred to assistance England to a series-winning sum of 303 for 6.
He also non-stop a bowling, stealing Kieran Powell in his initial over, though shortly left a margin and spent a infancy of West Indies’ innings sat in a cave with a vast ice container strapped to his thumb. His all-round performances in a ODIs warranted him a Man of a Series award.
Given a approach Root was used to open a bowling in a one-day array opposite West Indies – with substantial success – it seemed he was in line for a purpose in Bangladesh while he also has a batting strike of 139 from his 7 T20Is, including a career-best 90 not out. Although he has turn bogged down during a double during his Test career, he can manipulate a field, has false energy and is electric between a wickets.
Bell has already assimilated adult with a England squad, that arrived in Barbados on Thursday, carrying been called in as cover for Alex Hales and Eoin Morgan who picked adult injuries before a one-day series.
Ashley Giles, a England coach, pronounced that he wanted a batsman who could fill a accumulation of roles and who was skilful during personification spin, though Bell’s preference was peculiar given he has not played a Twenty20 for anyone given Jan 2011 – an general opposite Australia.