Twenty20 World Cup: Ian Bell replaces injured Joe Root in England squad

In the Twenty20 World Cup, England will miss Joe Root after after the 23-year-old broke his thumb while batting against the West Indies.

updated: March 11, 2014 16:05 IST
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London: England batsman Joe Root will miss the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh and be replaced by Ian Bell, the International Cricket Council announced on Monday.

Rising Yorkshire star Root, 23, broke his thumb batting against the West Indies in last week's one-day international in Antigua and England officials have decided he will not recover in time for the World Twenty20, which starts on Sunday.

Bell, who replaced Root in the Caribbean, has now been granted approval by the ICC to be included in the England squad.

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