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Blow for England as Bairstow out of T20 WC due to 'freak accident'



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Jonny Bairstow of England has been ruled out of the rest of the summer and the ICC Men's T20 World Cup.

Bairstow sustained a lower limb injury in a freak accident whilst playing golf on Friday in Leeds. He will see a specialist next week to ascertain the full extent of the injury.

“Unfortunately I am going to be unavailable of all games/ tours in the immediate future. The reason being is that I have injured my lower leg in a freak accident and it shall need an operation,” Bairstow said on his Instagram handle.

“The injury came when I slipped on the golf course this morning. I am gutted and want to wish everyone for this week at The Oval all the best firstly and the boys that are going to Australia for the T20 World Cup. Absolutely gutted! I will be back,” Bairstow added.

Bairstow was initially part of England’s 15-man squad for the showpiece event announced earlier on Friday