England captain Morgan expected to be fit for World Cup opener

By Patric Ridge 25 May 2019 177
England captain Morgan expected to be fit for World Cup opener

Eoin Morgan is expected to be fit for England's Cricket World Cup opener against South Africa despite suffering a fractured finger.

England's limited-overs skipper hurt his left index finger during catching practice at the Rose Bowl ahead of the warm-up fixture against Australia.

After being sent for a precautionary x-ray, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) revealed the left-handed batsman has been diagnosed with a small flake fracture.

While the injury means he will sit out Saturday's game, the 32-year-old should be available again for the start of the tournament on home soil.

A short ECB statement confirmed Morgan is expected to make a "full recovery" in time for the clash with the Proteas at The Oval on Thursday.

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