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| On Oct 31, 2019 10:42 AM IST

NZ vs ENG: England all-rounder ruled out of 1st T20I against New Zealand


England have copped an injury blow ahead of the 1st T20I against New Zealand on 1 November. All-rounder Joe Denly has been ruled out with an ankle injury. Denly rolled his right ankle during fielding practice at Hagley Oval on Thursday. The middle-order batsman limped off for treatment after sustaining the injury while taking an outfield catch.

England confirm debuts for Pat Brown and Sam Curran

Denly is likely to be replaced by Somerset all-rounder Lewis Gregory or Tom Banton. In addition, Pat Brown and Sam Curran are also set to make T20I debuts.

New Zealand Squad: Colin Munro, Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert(w), Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, James Neesham, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee(c), Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Scott Kuggeleijn, Blair Tickner

England Squad: Jonny Bairstow(w), Tom Banton, Dawid Malan, James Vince, Eoin Morgan(c), Sam Billings, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan, Matthew Parkinson, Lewis Gregory, Joe Denly, Saqib Mahmood, Patrick Brown