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06 Mar 2023 | 03:13 AM

Will Jacks ruled out of Bangladesh tour with injury

The all-rounder injured his thigh during the second ODI and will fly back home for rehabilitation

After a comprehensive 2-0 series win against Bangladesh away from home, England will set foot at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram for the final ODI against Bangladesh on Monday, March 6, aiming to register a cleansweep. 

However, the visiting side will be without their star all-rounder, Will Jacks, who suffered a thigh injury while fielding in the second ODI and has been ruled out of the final clash and the T20I series that follows. 

According to the statement by England Cricket Board, Jacks will fly home in the next 48 hours and continue his rehabilitation. The 24-year-old has constantly been on the road in the last six months after playing for England in all three formats of the game. 

The off-spinner scalped six wickets on his Test debut against Pakistan in Rawalpindi and has been around plying his trade in the SA20 league before linking up with the Test squad in New Zealand. 

While the recovery period for the injury is not known yet, Royal Challengers Bangalore will be sweating on his fitness after they acquired his services for 3.2 CR in the mini auction in December as a cover for Glenn Maxwell

England are yet to announce any replacement for Jacks in the white-ball set-up, which means they now have only 13 players to choose from in the first T20I on Thursday, March 9. 

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