Broad And Finn Expected To Miss Final Tour Game
Fast bowlers Steven Finn and Stuart Board are both unlikely to feature in England's final warm-up game ahead of the opening Test against India.
England take on Haryana in a three-day game which offers a final opportunity for players - notably openers Nick Compton and Joe Root - to push for a starting place.
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However, Finn, who suffered a thigh strain in the opening match against India A, and Broad, who limped out of the match against Mumbai A with a heel problem, are set to watch from the sidelines.
Ahead of a team meeting, batting coach Graham Gooch told journalists in India:
"I think it’s unlikely that they will be considered for this game. They’ve both got injuries, and I don’t think they’re going to be ready for this game."
The pair's absence will give Graham Onions another opportunity to press his claims for a Test recall while Surrey's Stuart Meaker - drafted in to the squad as cover - may also feature.
The tour game gets underway tomorrow (8th November) in Ahmedabad.
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