ICC World Twenty20: Craig Kieswetter replaces injured Luke Wright

England have suffered major injury blows before the ICC World Twenty20. Even skipper Stuart Broad is unfit.

updated: March 22, 2014 13:19 IST
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The International Cricket Council has confirmed that the Event Technical Committee of the ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014 has approved Craig Kieswetter as a replacement player for Luke Wright in the England men's squad for the tournament. The tournament runs until April 6. England clash with New Zealand in their opening Super-10 stage match in Chittagong on Saturday.

Twenty20 specialist Wright has a right side strain and, therefore, has been ruled out of the tournament. Kieswetter, 26, has represented England in 25 T20Is in which he has scored 526 runs at a healthy strike-rate of almost 112. His last T20I was against New Zealand in Pallekele at the World Twenty20 Sri Lanka 2012.

The replacement of a player requires the approval of the Event Technical Committee before the replacement player can be officially added to the squad.

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