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England receive good news on Roy & Morgan injuries

England receive good news on Roy & Morgan injuries Photo: TT
England's Jason Roy leaves the field Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs

England opener Jason Roy hasn’t been ruled out of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup despite scans confirming a hamstring tear.

Roy strained his hamstring in Friday’s win over the West Indies, sparking fears he may miss the rest of the tournament.

The English opener had blasted 153 against Bangladesh last week but didn’t bat against the West Indies after suffering the injury in the field.

The England Cricket Board has now ruled Roy out of the games against Afghanistan on Tuesday and Sri Lanka on Friday.

Roy will be monitored on an ongoing basis moving forward but at a minimum will miss the upcoming two matches.

The ECB also provided an update on Eoin Morgan after experiencing a back spasm against the West Indies.

Morgan underwent a scan and treatment following the problem over the weekend and hasn’t been ruled out of Tuesday’s match.

The ECB statement said the issue had “settled down and will be monitored over the next 24 hours” ahead of Afghan meeting.

England and Afghanistan will meet at Old Trafford in Manchester.

The hosts have currently three wins and one loss from four matches to sit fourth, while Afghanistan are winless in 10th.

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