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Plunkett replaces injured Finn in England World T20 squad

February 27, 2016 11:32 IST

Fast bowler Liam Plunkett has replaced Steven Finn in England's 15-man squad for next month's World Twenty20 tournament in India.

England's Liam PlunkettFinn was ruled out due to a calf strain, the England and Wales Cricket Board said in a news release on Friday.

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!"

Eoin Morgan's team leave for India on March 8 and will face Sri Lanka, South Africa, West Indies and a qualifier in the group stage.

Squad: Eoin Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Liam Dawson, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, James Vince, David Willey.

Image: Liam Plunkett

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