Jonny Bairstow out of T20 World Cup after injury on golf course
Jonny Bairstow has been ruled out of the third Test against South Africa
and the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia after suffering an injury while playing golf on Friday, September 2.
The news comes hours after England named their World Cup squad
The news comes hours after England named their World Cup squad, and a replacement for Bairstow is set to be named in due course.
For the third Test starting on September 7, Ben Duckett has been drafted in.
The ECB did not give out the details of the injury in its statement but called it a "freak accident"
"Bairstow sustained a lower limb injury in a freak accident whilst playing golf on Friday in Leeds
He will see a specialist next week to ascertain the full extent of the injury.
"A further announcement will be made in due course on who will replace Bairstow England's ICC Men's T20 World Cup squad," said the statement from ECB.