Wednesday 26 June, 2019

England captain Morgan expected to be fit for World Cup opener

Eoin Morgan has sustained a fractured index finger.

Eoin Morgan has sustained a fractured index finger.

Eoin Morgan is expected to be fit for England's Cricket World Cup opener against South Africa despite suffering a fractured finger.

England's limited-overs skipper hurt his left index finger during catching practice at the Rose Bowl ahead of the warm-up fixture against Australia.

After being sent for a precautionary x-ray, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) revealed the left-handed batsman has been diagnosed with a small flake fracture.

While the injury means he will sit out Saturday's game, the 32-year-old should be available again for the start of the tournament on home soil.

A short ECB statement confirmed Morgan is expected to make a "full recovery" in time for the clash with the Proteas at The Oval on Thursday.

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