Rookie pacer Pat Brown has been ruled out of the one-day series against South Africa due to a lower-back stress fracture. England quick sustained the injury during his stint with Melbourne Stars in the ongoing Big Bash League played in Australia.
England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) made the formal announcement that that Brown has suffered from an injury and will be not available for one-day leg of South Africa series. The selection committee will certainly be keen to select a replacement for Brown, who was selected for the ODIs and T20Is for South Africa tour.
The 21-year old made his T20I debut for England in the five-match series played in New Zealand. He has played four games and claimed three wickets at an average of 42.66 with an economy rate of 9.84. He delivered credible performances in the T20I games played against New Zealand and has been picked by selectors as a player who will be part of England’s ODI plans for the future.
Worcestershire quick once again developed discomfort in his lower-back while preparing for Melbourne Stars ahead of the Big Bash League competition. He went further examination which revealed that he has a partial stress fracture.
Melbourne Stars signed Pat Brown to replace Dale Steyn as their overseas player for the Big Bash League competition. He will now going rehabilitation process and will not part in any form of competitive cricket. He set to go back to England and work with Worcestershire medical staff in a bid to get fully fit for England’s home season in July.
England is scheduled to play three one-day internationals and three T20Is against South Africa. The one-day leg of the tour is slated to begin from 4th February. Eoin Morgan will lead the side in both the formats. This will be England’s limited-overs series after winning their maiden ICC Cricket World Cup on home soil last year.