The England opener left the field during the eighth over of Friday’s match against West Indies with tightness to his left hamstring. An MRI scan on Saturday confirmed he had suffered a hamstring tear. Reportedly, he will remain with the squad but has officially been ruled out for England’s next two matches against Afghanistan on Tuesday and on Friday against Sri Lanka.
England skipper Eoin Morgan also left the field against West Indies after a back spasm in the 40th over of West Indies’ innings. Now, Morgan’s spasm has “settled down” and a decision will be made before the game. He will be monitored over the next 24 hours but has not yet been ruled out of the match against Afghanistan.
Meanwhile, Moeen Ali and James Vince will be preparing for action. While Moeen Ali is likely beneficiary of Jason Roy’s injury, James Vince can be roped in as skipper Eoin Morgan’s replacement, if needed.
Jason Roy took seven weeks to recover the hamstring and back issues that started on England’s tour to the Caribbean earlier this year.
The ICC World Cup 2019 hosts, England are all set to take on the likes of bottom placed Afghanistan on Tuesday at the Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester.