New Delhi: England have called pacer Chris Jordan to replace injured fast bowler Steven Finn in the ongoing tour of UAE against Pakistan.
It comes as a big blow for the in-form Finn as he has a left foot bone stress injury which requires a period of off-loading. The bowler will also miss the ODI series later on. Finn took four for 16 in England’s warm-up match against Pakistan A in Sharjah before being diagnosed with the injury.
The pacer has spent the past three days on crutches.
ECB tweeted on Wednesday that Finn is out of the tour with Jordan being drafted in as his replacement in both Tests and ODIs.
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) October 14, 2015
Steven Finn meanwhile tweeted that he is gutted to be heading home and needs to get better by working hard.
Gutted to be heading home from this UAE tour. Going to have to get better at using these things, blooming hard work! pic.twitter.com/lJqdfMuhTn
— Steven Finn (@finnysteve) October 14, 2015
Finn will hope to target the trip to South Africa in December for his comeback.