World Cup: England captain Eoin Morgan to undergo X-ray

England captain Eoin Morgan will undergo “a precautionary X-ray” after injuring his left index finger in training, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Friday.

Eoin Morgan suffered an injury during training.   -  Getty Images

England captain Eoin Morgan will undergo “a precautionary X-ray” after injuring his left index finger in training, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Friday.

Morgan was practising with his team-mates at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton ahead of Saturday’s unofficial World Cup warm-up against Australia when he took a blow during catching drills.

“Eoin Morgan took a knock to his left index finger fielding this morning. He is going to hospital after practice for a precautionary X-ray,” said a brief statement from the ECB.

Morgan, 32, was one of 14 players preparing at Hampshire’s ground, with Joe Root absent on personal business.

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England has climbed to the top of the one-day international rankings under the leadership of Morgan, who is also a key member of their powerful batting line-up.

The host nation play the opening match of the World Cup against South Africa on May 30.

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