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England Twenty20 Captain Broad to Miss India Series With Injury

Dec. 13 (Bloomberg) -- England Twenty20 captain Stuart Broad will miss next week’s two-match series in India with a bruised left heel, the England and Wales Cricket Board said on its website.

Broad had a scan two days ago and was ruled out of England’s final Test in the series with India, which began today in Nagpur. The England board said that the 26-year-old fast bowler will immediately return home for rest and rehabilitation.

Eoin Morgan will replace Broad as captain in the Twenty20 series, which will be played Dec. 20 and 22, with James Harris joining the squad. Harris, 22, will be making his international debut.

Fast bowler Steven Finn will also return to the U.K. after missing the final Test with a strained disc in his lower back. He’s expected to be ready for next month’s one-day series against India, the England board said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Bob Bensch in London at bbensch@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Christopher Elser at celser@bloomberg.net.

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