Ind vs Eng: Stuart Broad ruled out of Test series against India, Saqib Mahmood included in the team

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England will miss the services of Stuart Broad for the second Test against India starting Thursday as the veteran pacer was ruled out of the match on Wednesday due to a calf injury during a training session. “England fast bowler Stuart Broad has suffered a right calf injury and has been ruled out of the LV insurance test against India,” the England and Wales Cricket Board said in a statement.

“He had an MRI scan in London on Wednesday which confirmed the injury,” the board said. Broad suffered an injury during the warm-up at Lord’s on Tuesday afternoon.

England have included Lancashire fast bowler Shakib Mahmood in the team as cover. The 24-year-old of Pakistani origin has played 16 limited-overs matches for England, including seven One Day Internationals and nine T20 Internationals.

He has taken 21 wickets in total. Saqib has 65 wickets in first-class matches. The England and Wales Cricket Board meanwhile informed that off-spinner Dom Bess has been released and will return to Yorkshire.

Broad is on the verge of playing his 150th Test for England. He had slipped while jogging lightly, due to which he got hurt.

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