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Buttler ruled out of England Twenty20

Jos Buttler will miss England's NatWest Twenty20 international against New Zealand because of his hand injury.

The wicketkeeper-batsman was replaced in England's Royal London Series decider against the Kiwis at Chester-le-Street by Jonny Bairstow, after splitting the webbing on his left hand in practice.

The England and Wales Cricket Board subsequently announced on Twitter that Buttler will also be absent from Tuesday's one-off Twenty20 at Old Trafford.

Buttler suffers hand injury in training

Jos Buttler is a doubt. Credit: PA

England suffered a potential blow on Friday when wicketkeeper Jos Buttler suffered a hand injury in training.

The Lancashire player split the webbing on his left hand, forcing him to miss the rest of training ahead of their series decider with New Zealand.

If Buttler is deemed unfit Sam Billings will replace him behind the stumps.

England bring in Footitt for Ashes training squad

Mark Footitt is the only uncapped player in the squad. Credit: PA

Derbyshire's left-arm seamer Mark Footitt has been named in a 14-man Ashes training squad.

England will take the players for a pre-Ashes camp in Spain ahead of the series against Australia.

Alastair Cook (Essex), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), James Anderson (Lancashire), Gary Ballance (Yorkshire), Ian Bell (Warwickshire), Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire), Jos Buttler (Lancashire), Steven Finn (Middlesex), Mark Footitt (Derbyshire), Adam Lyth (Yorkshire), Liam Plunkett (Yorkshire), Joe Root (Yorkshire), Ben Stokes (Durham), Mark Wood (Durham)


England call up uncapped duo for T20

Reece Topley is in the squad. Credit: PA

Reece Topley and James Vince will be the new faces in England's limited-overs squad for next week's one-off NatWest International Twenty20 against New Zealand.

Essex left-arm seamer Topley and Hampshire batsman Vince are the only two names, in a 13-man squad announced on Thursday morning, who are not already involved in the ongoing Royal London Series.

England Twenty20 squad (v New Zealand at Old Trafford on June 23): EJG Morgan (Captain), SW Billings, JC Buttler (wkt), ST Finn, AD Hales, AU Rashid, JE Root, JJ Roy, BA Stokes, RJW Topley, JM Vince, DJ Willey, MA Wood.

Morgan: Big-hitting England surprising everyone

Eoin Morgan has found form in this series. Credit: PA

England captain Eoin Morgan says his side's exploits with the bat are turning the nation's heads.

Morgan struck a century in his side's win over New Zealand, as England made 350 with six overs to spare to ensure a record successful run chase.

Certainly, I'm surprised how well we have played.

We keep putting in outstanding performances with the bat, and we've been very consistent.

I've pushed the guys as much as I can to get as much as they can out of themselves - because to beat New Zealand, who are a quality side, we need to be at our best. That's allowed us to push our limits a little bit.

It was outstanding. It was a little bit like the Oval [last week] - the rate really never went anywhere [out of control].

That's a bit of a testament to the fashion we're playing in at the moment.

– Eoin Morgan

Henriques leaves hospital after horror collision

Moises Henriques faces more dental treatment. Credit: PA

Surrey have confirmed Australian allrounder Moises Henriques has left hospital after his clash with team-mate Rory Burns in the outfield.

The two men collided during a T20 match on Sunday when trying to take a catch, leaving them both unconscious.

Burns, who left hospital on Monday, suffered cuts to his face, while Henriques came off worse by breaking his jaw in three places and will now see a dental specialist on Wednesday.

Surrey batsman Burns thanks medical staff

Surrey batsman Rory Burns has thanked the medical staff who treated him following his clash with Moises Henriques in the outfield.

The two collided when attempting to take a catch in a game against Sussex, which was eventually abandoned, leaving them both unconscious.

Burns tweeted following his release from hospital: "To all the medical staff that helped me yesterday and today would like to say a big thank you! And to everyone for the messages!"

The opener also posted a photo of him and Henriques, who broke his jaw in three places, holding hands while on hospital beds.

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