Another blow to England’s chances as Luke Wright is ruled out of World T20

Pratik Sarkar / 22 March 2014

England‘s luck went from bad to worse when he suffered yet another blow ahead of their World T20 clash against New Zealand on Saturday as all-rounder Luke Wright was ruled out of the tournament with a suspected right side strain, the BBC has reported.

Wright expressed his disappointment at missing out on the glamour event in Bangladesh, but chose to see the positive side of things as he would now be home for the birth of his second child.

Wright tweeted : “Absolutely gutted to be leaving the World Cup injured. Hard to take but silver lining is I will now be at the birth of my second child.”

Wright’s injury is a bitter blow to England’s prospects in Bangladesh after both Joe Root and Ben Stokes were ruled out due to hand injuries.

Wicketkeeper batsman Craig Kieswetter has been called up to the squad.

Kieswetter, 26, last represented England in a T20 International in 2012. The Somerset batsman’s last appearance for his country too came over a year back in January 2013.

Kieswetter was a vital cog in the England side that clinched the World T20 trophy in the Caribbean in 2010 and also played in the World T20 in Sri Lanka in 2012 before losing his place in the limited-overs fold to Jos Buttler over a year back.

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