Saikat Chatterjee ∙ Sep 2 2022, 3:08 PM

Jonny Bairstow ruled out of ICC Men's T20I World Cup

image-l7km2z7eBairstow has been a key player for England (PC: Twitter)

England have been dealt a massive blow with star batter Jonny Bairstow ruled out of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup.

Bairstow will miss the third Test against South Africa as well. 

According to a report from the ECB, Bairstow sustained a lower limb injury while playing golf on Friday. 

The 32-year-old has been in scintillating form in recent months, especially in Tests. His absence in the third Test will come as a blow for the Three Lions. 

England have already confirmed the Nottinghamshire batter Ben Duckett as his replacement for the third Test and an announcement will be made in due course regarding his replacement in the T20I World Cup later this year in Australia. 

It remains to be seen whether Jonny Bairstow's absence from the World Cup opens up a window of opportunity for Jason Roy, who was left out of the T20I World Cup squad earlier. 

Bairstow has now taken to social media to send out a message to his fans. 

England T20I World Cup Squad 2022

Jos Buttler (Lancashire) Captain, Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), Jonathan Bairstow (Yorkshire), Harry Brook (Yorkshire), Sam Curran (Surrey), Chris Jordan (Surrey), Liam Livingstone (Lancashire), Dawid Malan (Yorkshire), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Phil Salt (Lancashire), Ben Stokes (Durham), Reece Topley (Surrey), David Willey (Yorkshire), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire), Mark Wood (Durham)

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