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Cricket-Injured Buttler ruled out of last T20 game and ODIs against Sri Lanka

Cricket-Injured Buttler ruled out of last T20 game and ODIs against Sri Lanka

FILE PHOTO: Cricket - International Twenty20 - England v Sri Lanka - Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, Britain - June 23, 2021 England's Jos Buttler celebrates reaching his half century Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers/File Photo

REUTERS: England's wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler has been ruled out of their final Twenty20 game and one-day international (ODI) series against Sri Lanka after injuring his calf muscle, the country's cricket cricket board (ECB) said on Friday.

Buttler sustained the injury in the first T20 in Cardiff, where his unbeaten 68 propelled England to an eight-wicket victory.

The 30-year-old missed the second game after feeling tightness in his calf and an MRI scan on Thursday confirmed he had a small muscle tear. Dawid Malan replaces him in the ODI squad.

England lead the T20 series 2-0 with the final match to be played in Southampton on Saturday. The three-match ODI series begins on Tuesday in Chester-le-Street.

(Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Toby Davis)

Source: Reuters

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