Monday 25 August 2008 

Ryan Sidebottom Ruled Out Of Remainder Of ODI Series

England bowler Ryan Sidebottom has been ruled out of the rest of the One Day International series against South Africa due to a groin strain.

Sidebottom has struggled with injuries this summer, missing the second and fourth Tests against South Africa and not being fit enough to play in ODIs against Scotland and South Africa in Edinburgh and Leeds respectively.

England lead the five-match series 1-0 and had already called up Tim Bresnan and Steve Harmison to bolster the squad's bowling reserves.

South Africa won the Test series 2-1.

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