England hopeful of injured Willey’s participation in T20Is vs India

New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) England are keeping their fingers crossed on injured left-arm pacer David Willey’s participation in the three-match T20 International cricket series against India after scans did not reveal significant damage to his left shoulder.

The 26-year-old Willey could bowl only two overs before injuring his shoulder during their five-run win in Sunday’s third and final One-day International (ODI) against the hosts at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

“A scan didn’t show up significant damage to his left shoulder. He could still feature in the T20I series,” England Cricket posted on Twitter.

According to sources, Willey stayed back in Kolkata for scans while the rest of the side moved to Kanpur to prepare for the forthcoming T20I series, starting Thursday.

In case Willey is ruled out, England have back up options in the pace bowling department with the addition of Tymal Mills and Chris Jordan for the three matches.