English player Stuart Broad is ruled out of their Test series against India after sustaining an injury on his right calf.
Stuart Broad will miss out on the remainder of England’s Test matches against India after a tear was seen on his right calf. This was seen after he underwent an MRI scan in London last Wednesday. It is believed that he sustained this after he slipped during their warm-up jog ahead of their training at Lord’s.
In his social media account, Broad posted about his situation saying, ‘Things can change so quickly. During the warm-up, I jumped a hurdle, landed a bit awkwardly on my right ankle, then the next step felt like I'd been whipped by a rope as hard as you can imagine on the back of my leg. All so innocuous. Season over and gutted to miss this India Test series but a huge focus on Australia now’.
‘Going to take my time, no rush, baby steps and be the fittest I can be heading out there. Big focus is my brain. I'll be watching every ball from my sofa hoping to see runs and wickets in the glorious Lord's sunshine’, he added.
With his injury, Broad will miss out on his 150th Test after he was unable to put weight on his left foot. Aside from him, another player in doubt for the upcoming Test is James Anderson who is suffering from a tight quad. If Anderson will also be ruled out, then it will be the second home Test to feature neither of the two seamers since 2007.
With Broad being ruled out of the upcoming Test, Saqib Mahmood was already added to the squad as cover ahead of the second of five Tests at Lord’s. He may also be in line for a surprise debut if Anderson is to be officially ruled out of the games.
So far the odds for the upcoming Test match are -833.33 for India and +468 for England. To see the odds for other upcoming matches, visit Betwala.
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