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Finn out of UAE tour, Jordan called up

England paceman ruled out of remainder of of series with bone stress injury.

Ashes hero Steve Finn has been ruled out of the remainder of England's tour of the United Arab Emirates due to a bone stress injury in his left foot. 

Finn, who was initially only ruled out of contention for the first Test against Pakistan owing to the injury, will now head home, with Chris Jordan named as his replacement.

After a period on the outer with the England set-up, Finn surged back to his devastating best during this year's Ashes, routing Australia in the second innings of the third Test with 6-79.

 

Sad to report that @finnysteve is out the tour. Chris Jordan replaces him in the Test and ODI squads #PAKvENG pic.twitter.com/zsOlEShgO8

— England Cricket (@englandcricket) October 14, 2015

 

The 26-year-old was vying with fellow paceman Mark Wood for the third fast-bowling position in the first Test behind veteran pair James Anderson and Stuart Broad, however this injury, described by England Cricket as needing "a period of off-loading", has stymied his initial attempts to return to the side full time. 

Jordan, 27, is an express right-arm quick with eight Tests and 24 ODIs to his name. 

 

.@finnysteve has a left foot bone stress injury which requires a period of off-loading. Get well soon big man. pic.twitter.com/8jvCcix2VW

— England Cricket (@englandcricket) October 14, 2015

 

England's bowlers toiled hard for little reward on the opening day of the series, with four wickets falling for 286 runs as Shoaib Malik made an unbeaten century and Younis Khan became Pakistan's all-time leading Test runs-scorer. 

A short time ago, Pakistan had moved on to 4-387, with Malik 168 and Asad Shafiq 68.

Source : Cricket Australia



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