England lose keeper for remainder of tour

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England's Jos Buttler has a breached digit and volition beryllium returning location to extremity a hard Ashes circuit for the 57-Test capped wicketkeeper batsman.

England squad absorption said aft the melodramatic decorativeness to the 4th trial that saw the tourists cling connected for a gully astatine the Sydney Cricket Ground connected Sunday that Buttler has a “fractured near scale finger” and that helium volition instrumentality location connected Monday for further appraisal and treatment.

“It’s rather a superior wounded and for him to beryllium capable to beforehand up and enactment successful arsenic helium did from the infinitesimal helium took that sound shows however overmuch helium cares,” said skipper Joe Root aft the 4th test.

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“It shows however overmuch it means to him to play successful this trial squad and however overmuch it means to him to play for England.”

With Buttler incapable to instrumentality the gloves, his evident replacement, Jonny Bairstow, was besides hobbled, having wounded his thumb portion scoring a period successful England’s archetypal innings, which meant Ollie Pope was drafted successful for the tourists arsenic a substitute fielder.

Jos Buttler astatine the SCG. (Getty)

Pope mislaid his spot successful the batting bid to Bairstow and wasn’t successful the starting XI successful the 4th test.

The England squad said that Bairstow would question with the touring squad to Hobart for the 5th trial starting connected Friday and his thumb wounded would beryllium assessed aboriginal successful the week.

England person besides called limited-overs specializer wicketkeeper Sam Billings into the squad arsenic screen for Bairstow and Buttler.

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