Eoin Morgan to lead England against Australia, Scots despite broken finger

Shahid Afridi will lead the World XI against the Windies at Lords

Meanwhile, Tymal Mills, the England worldwide, and Sam Curran, the Surrey allrounder, also have been added to the squad, making it a 14-member roster.

A fractured finger has ruled Eoin Morgan out of Thursday's fund-raiser Twenty20 International between ICC World XI and Windies at Lord's, the International Cricket Council confirmed on Tuesday (May 29). The ball hit him on the top of the ring finger of his right hand.

Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi will skipper the World XI in the absence of Morgan.

While the injury is not serious, Morgan is set to be out of action for a week.

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Fellow English player Sam Billings has been named as Morgan's replacement in the squad.

Shahid Afridi - who will be playing his last worldwide match - held the record for the fastest One Day global (ODI) century for a period of 18 years; a 37-ball ton that shot him to fame at the inception of his career.

All the proceeds from the fund-raiser at the Lord's will be used to redevelop stadia in the Caribbean, damaged due to hurricanes a year ago. "It's not a huge concern, it's one that hopefully we can manage after a week when the swelling goes down", he said.

The International Cricket Council had made a decision to help West Indies with the redevelopment of stadia that were destroyed by a hurricane a year ago through a fundraiser match between the World XI and the Windies.

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It is understood that the finger should take between seven and 10 days to heal and if that happens, Morgan should be in the mix for the whole Australia series of five ODIs and one Twenty20 worldwide.

Andy Flower, the England and Wales Cricket Board's stand-in director, said on the ICC's official website: "It is not a bad crack but it is bad enough to keep him out of tomorrow's Middlesex game and the World XI game".

Other names in the World XI squad include Rashid Khan, Adil Rashid and India wicket-keeper Dinesh Karthik.

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