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Morgan gets injury scare before WC

Morgan gets injury scare before WC

Eoin Morgan will be fit to captain England in their World Cup opening game against South Africa despite suffering a broken left index finger on Friday that rules him out of Saturday’s warm-up match with Australia.

The 32-year-old was taking part in fielding practice when he was struck on the index finger on his left hand. He went to the hospital for an X-ray to determine the extent of the damage which revealed a "small flake fracture" which will keep him out of the warm-up game against Australia at the Rose Bowl on Saturday.

"He will not take part in the match (against Australia), but is expected to make a full recovery and be available for England's opening ICC Men's Cricket World Cup match against South Africa at The Oval on Thursday, May 30," an ECB statement said.